The goal is to cultivate in our hearts the concern a dedicated mother feels for her child, and then focus it on more and more people and living beings. This is a heartfelt, powerful love. Many of you are mothers and know this feeling intimately. Such feelings give us a true understanding of human rights that is not grounded just in legal terms, but rooted deeply in the heart. Once we taste this love, extend it to others, all others.
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 […]
Gratitude makes us smile both with our face and from our heart. Even for little things — feeling grateful for the next breath or for the next step. These things make us feel well; they […]