The intention to benefit

Start each day with the intention to benefit others. The intention to be a tool of kindness.

Image by  Will Simpson

Image by Will Simpson

In lojong practice, the idea is to act with the intention of benevolence. A few heroic or virtuous gestures or taking on some righteous cause won’t do. This intention should color the way you do the simplest things. "Your gestures, speech, thoughts, and emotions should all be expressions of one intention: the powerful intention of benefiting sentient beings.”

The goal is to have a quality of presentness, openness, that colors everything you do.

Hope you have an awesome day!

Credits — The 59 Lojong Slogans - Atisha's mind-training techniques. Commentary by Judy Lief Tricycle Magazine 2010

This journal is meant as a reminder to my future self. 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: will@kestrelcreek.com.