The world around me is not my own, therefore, since I value my family, my friends, my spiritual perfection, and have the thoughtfulness for my community, it is throughout each day of my existence that I strive to do a service for the whole of my community.

It is my daily practice to show the compassion, courtesy, benevolence, and mercy to everyone I meet.  I am understanding of differences, being open-minded, and listening with an open heart, soul and mind to all.

I show respect to even my enemies.  Kindness kills hatred, consequently, I am able to forgive everyone.  I choose, not only to show consideration for the feelings of others, but in so doing, I have the courage to do the legitimate, honest, and appropriate deed.

Michael

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