"Teach this triple truth to all:
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service
and compassion are the things which renew humanity."
Sometimes in the presence of other egos,
especially those vexatiously engaging mine,
I lose my way and need this reminder.
I'm still working on being loving, kind, compassionate and generous
in the face of such egoism.
I cannot just remove myself
because they are clearly my life lesson
so will find me wherever I go.
So I continue prayer and meditation
in the hopes that something will one day work;
that my thin skin will bolster up;
that offense will not be taken
(no matter how aimed),
and that my heart will be generous and compassionate.
(Photo copyright: Kirsten Steen
Vaux de Cernay Abbaye, France)