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The Judge & The Monkey


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ONE FILIPINO YOUTH COMMUNITY EVENTS:
 
Voice of the Youth Network
Live every Monday at 5PM on Global Destiny ch. 3
 
46th Luke 18 Weekend 
September 26 - 28, Friday to Sunday
 
7 Habits of Highly Effective Youth October 4 & 5, Saturday & Sunday
 
 
Quotes for
 the week:  
 
"If you don't want anyone to know, don't do it."
 
- Chinese Proverb
 
"You cannot talk your way out of problems you behave yourself into."
 
- Stephen Covey 
 
WEEKLY WISDOM:
THE JUDGE and THE MONKEY  
 
I came by this story through one of my 'youthful' participants last week... 
 
"A Filipino overseas worker was riding a bus in Dubai.  When she looked at the man beside her, she shook her head and rolled her eyes, apparently not liking what she saw:  a large man with very dark brown skin and workman's clothes.  She called to her friend in the other row, saying:
 
'Pwede bang lumipat diyan?  Mukhang unggoy yung katabi ko!
 '
 
There was no space up front so she had to stay in her seat. 
 
At the next stop, a Filipino man entered the bus, saw a familiar face and said:
 
'O pare, kamusta?'
 
To which the brown-skinned man answered :
 
'Eto, paunggoy-unggoy lang.'  :)
 
I wonder how small that woman felt afterwards...
 
More often than not, the price of judging someone is that you end up with a monkey on your back.  From Christianity to Islam, Buddhist monks to Kabbalist sages, all spiritual sources say the same thing - "Don't judge, unless you want to be judged."  It doesn't matter how you try to disguise your judgment.  It always comes back to you. 

This week, we're going to leave our judging glasses at our bedside tables when we wake up.  Would you like to join us?  Or is that a monkey you're going to see when you look in the mirror?  :)
 
All the best,
 
Luigi 
on behalf of the CYCLE Team

 
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