The simple recognition that everyone else wants to be happy and not to suffer, just as I do, serves as a constant reminder against selfishness and partiality. It reminds us there is little to be gained from being kind and generous while hoping to win something in return. Actions motivated by a desire to earn a good name for ourselves are still selfish, even if they appear to be acts of kindness.
I woke up this morning with a smile singing silently, “Zippidy dooda, zippidy aye; my or my what a wonderful day. Plenty of sunshine com’in my way, zippidy dooda, ziddidy aye.” When we are happy, […]