The Product of Our Actions

Matt Running Columbus Half Marathon, October 21, 2012

"Nothing happens without a cause. Things are the way they are not because of chance or the will of a deity but because people have acted in particular ways and generated particular consequences. The world we inhabit is the product of our actions, which are themselves reflections of our minds. . . If we do not care for one another, who else will care for us? Who among us has the right to say of another, 'He is of no use to us?' For better or worse, whether we like it or not, we are all in this together. Learning how to care for one another is a central part of the path and of the practice."
    
~ Andrew Olendzki, "Medicine for the World," Tricycle Magazine, Summer 2008