Day 8: Buddha on compassion
Compassion (for self and others) is at the heart of love, would you agree?
When I went for an evening swim after a long day, the water whispered wisely to me:
The world will beat you up to the extent that you are harsh to yourself and others. The world will reflect love back to you, to the degree that you are kind and gentle to the spirit within,
and offer love to those around you.
I haven’t been feeling kindly toward myself lately- and the interesting thing is, I hadn’t even realized it. Anger and disgust are sneaky – somehow they creep in and set up camp without detection – and it’s only after they had taken root that I began to feel their presence.
With awareness, we can accept, move on, and love a little (or a lot) more.