I’m grateful for the staggering advantages this accident of birth has given me!
Let’s introduce a little practice today. In a situation where you can see other people, maybe in a cafe, or classroom, or on a bus, or in traffic. Sit quietly and create a warm and open feeling tone to your experience. Then look at the people around you and say to yourself. “Just like me they wish for clarity. Just like me they want to be free from suffering, both mental and physical. Just like me they want their confusion clarified. Just like me...”
I’m going to try this practice and see what happens.
Hope you have an awesome day!
Credits — Pema Chödrön - Be Grateful to Everyone: An In-depth Guide to the Practice of Lojong
This journal is meant as a reminder to encourage my future self. Where I work on my mental fitness and ‘adulting’. A reminder to him to operate in the world with love and compassion and some tips put together in a moment of clarity to help him when he is less clear and caught up in stuff the he can’t control. Continue the conversation anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org.