Heartfelt wishes for a happy, healthy, and meaningful new year to all my readers. It is all of you that make these posts work. With a bowed head filled with appreciation and gratitude, thank you all very much. Now it is time to expand our new year’s resolutions. Usually our energy is focused on “number one.” Let’s expand our focus to include the wellbeing of others, all others. Indirectly this also helps “number one” to feel meaning in the life. It helps others even if it is only an attitude. We are ready to help when we can. This is the very best new year’s resolution. Let’s remind ourselves of this “win-win” situation often. Others benefit, and we also benefit.
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 […]
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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. […]