We all want to be happy and not hurt. This is universal, including even animals. Yet we forget this simple yet profoundly true attitude that binds us all as living beings. Every time we meet a new person, think, “just like me she / he just wants to be happy and not in pain.” Automatically we feel closer to the other person. With time the number of our friends grows exponentially. Regardless of our preconceived ideas, everyone we meet feels close. We smile more and feel happier. The more we smile and feel happier, so does the other person. No longer are we afraid or anxious when meeting others. Rather it becomes a treat. They also become more relaxed and at ease.
Are you ready to go further? I would like to share with you another method to transform anger into tolerance, understanding, and eventually compassion. This one comes from the 8th Century Indian Buddhist saint, Shantideva. […]
When the sun is shining we are happy. When there are clouds we are sad. We are very much influenced by our surroundings. Reach out to others more and more, even if only by wishing […]