Robin Hawke

100 Posts/Stories
December 4, 2011, 4:50 PM
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Today, I became the author of one hundred three sentence stories. I reread each one, some of the murky ones twice, in a search for themes. Be a better human, love others, find compassion, witness life–I work standard themes with unfailing hope that a few raindrops on a river add strength to a mighty current.

September 17, 2011, 3:51 PM
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Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.

—Albert Schweitzer

One Way of Being
August 8, 2011, 8:05 PM
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A funny thing happened on the way to find nominations for the Blog on Fire Award. I began to question what I was doing with my own blog.  There are so many blogs—with generic advice written by myriad experts.

I ran across an article, in a blog naturally, on How to Write a Successful Blog.

Discouragement set in. Not one of the things it suggested was at all interesting. Do we really need more of the Top 5 Lists or Top 10 Things?    Tutorials and how-to’s, must I?

I’m interested in a world filled with increasing amounts of love, tolerance and compassion.

But, I’m not interested in a blog that tells you 5 Ways of Being More Compassionate. Nor do I want to write a tutorial on How To Love Thy Neighbor.  It’s true, I already knew this about myself and my blog. But  what I didn’t know was how upsetting it would be to discover that, once again, I’ve chosen the hardest and lengthiest path possible. There is nothing popular or latest trend about love, tolerance and compassion.

On that note, I am off to make a donation to the Red Cross. It is one way I can stir my own compassion.

May 29, 2011, 1:51 PM
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These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness.

—Anthony de Mello