You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments that stand out, the moments when you have really lived, are the moments when you have done things in a spirit of love.
we may not remember how to open our hearts at times…..and then when we see our hearts reflected in another, we realize we were with them all along…..
I have simplified my life to just three principles, which I try to practice. I cannot say I have mastered them. I attempt. I fall, I falter and I attempt.
I call my spiritual rowboat Surrender — complete surrender to the will of the Greater Power.
The act of surrendering is so important that Who or What you surrender to becomes insignificant.
It is the surrender itself that is important. My two oars are instant forgiveness and gratitude — gratitude for the gift of life. I get angry, I get mad, but as soon as I remind myself to put my oars into action, I forgive.
Buddhism says we should extend our concern to all sentient beings. But it’s not about some abstract, infinite number of beings. It’s the attitude that you will relate in a benevolent way to anyone who comes into the field of your attention. ~Matthieu Ricard