The first beneficiary of compassion is always ourself. When compassion, or warmheartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest, it is as if we open an inner door. It reduces fear and suspicion, boosts confidence and brings us inner strength. By reducing distrust, it opens us to others and brings us a sense of connection to others, and sense of purpose and meaning in life. We have 8 more days remaining in this precious Saga Dawa month when the Shakyamuni Buddha enlightened, so please be careful to avoid harm and be helpful as much as possible.
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