on the very few things that count – living things.
happiness does not issue from attachments.
are, at heart, simple beings.
Many thoughts are the product of fear – anticipation of what may occur at any given
moment, worry about things not turning out well, desire to control what is out
of our control, fear of loss.
drains our energy and our strength.
fear, our power is all ours.
care of yourself and those around you.
moment spent in appreciation of what you have is a moment of bliss.
one can take the real things you possess away from you.
You have them now and in every moment.Allow yourself to feel what others are feeling.We have this capacity in our very neurons.It is one of the best things about being human.We can help to reduce suffering in the world by simply caring more for ourselves and others.Without compassion, this vast networked machine we are creating will have great intelligence. But it will be an inhuman place.We will not want to live within it.By then, we will have no choice.
Image: “Compassion” by Tullio, altered ink drawing, 2012