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Bonsoir Kaitlin, I am happy that you like the quote. I live by this daily.
I am neither Buddhist nor Daoist but my soulmate and I are well traveled we have been through Africa,Europe,Latin America and through parts of Asia. Buddhism and Daoism speak of gentleness and softness overcoming force. I see the wisdom is this. They also speak of mercy and compassion. I believe these traits are universal. We lived amongst in our time amongst Hindus,Buddhists,Muslims,Wicca ns and atheists as well as agnostics. And we all learned from eachother as it should be consider the story of the Good Samaritan we all should be this way, this to me is what Christianity is simply.
My parents are from an old, New Orleans Creole family that date back to the Colonial period. My parents taught me everything I need to know in regards to human nature and people. They are antiquarians I am an art restorer and my soulmate is a linguist. There are still Strega in Italy to this day we have lived amongst them as well. They were surprised to know my husband cooks very well, we are internationalist in our outlook on life.
In regards to the evil perpetuated by Catholocism toward people of your spiritual path and for any other suffering caused I am sorry and saddened by this. They paractice the synchronization in Vodoun in Haiti and in New Orleans we had a neighbor who was a Priestess of Vodoun. It is a blend of Catholocism and native African beliefs.
New Orleans is a wonderful city and shall always be home to me.
Very touching; very human.