Saturday, July 25, 2009

dishing it out

"Whatever attitudes we habitually use toward ourselves, we will use on others, and whatever attitudes we habitually use toward others, we will use on ourselves. The situation is comparable to serving food to ourselves and to other people from the same bowl. Everyone ends up eating the same thing - we must examine carefully what we are dishing out."
- B. H. Gunaratana

photo courtesy of Ayo Ijidakinro

4 comments:

d said...

Have to totally disagree with this one. I have seen far too many people habitually dish out steak to themselves and low grade hamburger to everyone else. Or in reverse self esteem issues, dish out steak to everyone else and use the lowgrade hamburger for themselves. d

ROBERTA said...

i believe the picture illustrates the essence of the quote. the children are sharing an ice cream cone. it's the same thing they are both eating.

Jayne said...

Amen!

Rebekah said...

I liked it so much I "stole" it!

Regardless of how it may appear, your heart dishes out what is there.