“To live the full life, one must have the courage to bear responsibility for the needs of others” Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma

It is logical to feel loyalty towards the people we feel close to, especially if we want them to be loyal to us.  But can this feeling of closeness go further?  Is it possible to extend the same warmth and support to people outside our inner circle?  What can be done to develop an attitude of loyalty and solidarity towards the wider community and, ultimately, towards the entire planet?

CHALLENGE: Are you close to someone who is having a difficult time at the moment?  Take a few quiet moments to consider their situation and their needs.  Is there something practical you can do to support them?  Are you willing to do it?  If not, is something holding you back?

taken from The 16 Guidelines for Life Alison Murdoch and Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw

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