"Our internal thoughts and intentions ideally could reflect a purity of heart and a sincere sense of interconnectedness with all humanity. Our lives can reflect generosity, tolerance, hope, forgiveness, honesty, and commitment. This is true whether we're thinking about the survival of the rain forest, the person in the next room, or a snail struggling across a blacktop driveway.
Sometimes it is easier to feel this high-minded purity of intention toward the world as a whole than it is toward those in your own immediate environment...
It's often a trade-off: How much will it cost to do what we know is right, compared to what is the best deal we can get for ourselves? In this way, we separate ourselves from others, which has a certain cost..."
- Lama Surya Das, from Awakening the Buddha Within (p 148)
Dana Wyss Healing Arts
Breathe deeply, practice often, be well.