I ran across this quote today and it seemed quite timely and thought I’d share.
“Your cultivation of love and great compassion should not be left in a state of mere imagination or wish alone; rather, a sense of responsibility, a genuine intention to engage in the task of relieving sentient beings of their sufferings and providing them with happiness, should be developed. It is important for a practitioner to work for and take upon himself or herself the responsibility of fulfilling this intention. The stronger your cultivation of compassion is, the more committed you will feel to taking this responsibility. Because of their ignorance, sentient beings do not know the right methods by which they can fulfill their aims. It is the responsibility of those who are equipped with this knowledge to fulfill the intention of working for their benefit.”
– His Holiness the Dalai Lama
I rather like that…..clues everywhere to guide us on our path. Amazing when you think of it. Even better when you accept and follow.
These metaphysical wings of ours, like wisdom teeth poking through can hurt a bit, but ooooh, ooooooh the wings that are sprouting are worth any initial discomfort. We must remember this even when we feel unsure, when our decision making feels amiss and certainly when our minds just can’t do the job….which often I’m finding, it can’t AND shouldn’t.
Here’s to developing that heart muscle…..off to the gym now to strengthen that muscle!
Consider forgiveness as you move into the New Year. ‘Boink….’ another wing tip just shot through!