Sunday, May 30, 2010

Buddhist Thought for the Day



































"Extending love and compassion toward others in contemplative practice is a rehearsal for stepping beyond stinginess and self-centeredness in daily life. Eventually our training will give us the power to flip the mind instantly by letting go of the "me plan" and considering the happiness of somebody else, whatever we’re experiencing, wherever we are. In that moment, we are cultivating peace. When we live like this, we feel happier. The reason is simple: because love and compassion are the basis of our consciousness, we thrive when we let them come to the forefront. "

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

4 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YES!!!! Love is the strongest force in the universe and I believe is planted in our soul. If we don't practice it, we are out of touch! Thank you Kirsten for this lovely word, and may you have a marvelous day of love and peace. Anita

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Thanks Anita~ And wishing you the same! Thanks for always being here! Hugs to you.

Ingrid Mida said...

Thank you for this beautiful quote. It is a poignant reminder of what is important - love and compassion!

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Ingrid~ So glad you enjoyed it. And I whole-heartedly agree! Thanks for stopping in!