While the world needs my compassion, such open compassion is only possible if I start with myself. I can take pause, breathe, and give myself the moment before I move to give to others.
Through intention and utilization of each – consideration, movement, and compassion, and repeat.
The wonder of our selves, being able to see, perceive, and contemplate, then subsequently shape all that surrounds. Where to start?
Three of the cornerstones — compassion or love, courage, and humility, each vital to any meaningful effort.
The world at its best is people at their best – manifesting the best of themselves, collectively and at all times, not sporadically or occasionally as we presently experience and see.
Humble myself and jump in.
Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly – wise, eternal words to live by when lived courageously can be powerful.
When hearing and feeling divine synchrony within the rhythm of life.
That it is always possible to be more present – regardless of conditions and constraints, not necessarily through effort, but through intention and taking the time.
Look for those opportunities to truly give without receiving. We often give to those from whom we receive ready acknowledgement, gratitude, thanks, any number of rewards – giving and receiving in kind. To truly pay forward, we must give without receiving.
Our desires, our self-centeredness.
Continue the good fight with thankful gratitude, rather than bitter entitlement through iterative and constant effort.
It is not necessarily the exceptional moment that is most impactful, it is the routine, the mundane, the overlooked, all the unconscious actions that are taken for granted. Creative expression I suppose will not hurt … will have to consider!
The logical extension of inner work is social action. As long as one’s actions are driven by sincere drive and the result of one’s own personal meditation the balance will be maintained. It is when actions disconnect from inner justification and personal meditation, and rather connect with social approval or personal gain that gross imbalance results.
Just a moment ago, received a message of gratitude from a colleague; while not sure anyone can “make” my day, gratitude does tend to have an infectious quality. How best to keep it going than to return it …
While there are many things going in accordance with my will, and my natural inclination is to categorize those areas as “going well”, I try to remind myself to focus on doing well, then trusting the products of those actions (whether good or bad) are more important to embrace than merely the outcomes that I desire.
Sincere gratefulness – known by my thoughts and deeds.
The cultivated foundation below, connections with all those around, and overriding faith to hold it all together.
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