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.
Our good fortune is dependent upon the cooperation and contributions of others, the 7.2 billion other human beings who are not known to us. Every aspect of our present well-being is due to hard work […]
The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warm-heartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest, it is as if we open an inner door. It […]