take the first Step into a Journey and explore what
it means to be in the moment with mindfulness.
As Dalai Lama XIV once said, “Since we desire the true happiness that is brought about by a calm mind, and such peace of mind arises only from having a compassionate attitude, we need to make a concerted effort to develop compassion.”
The sages of mindfulness all talk of three core elements of mindfulness; teaching gleaned from the wisdom of their heart, and shared in hope of us obtaining freedom from suffering for all living beings:
Being patient is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one we have in mind.
Part of having a healthy relationship with ourselves means being patient through our inevitable and unavoidable phases of growth and personal evolution. Getting what we think we need right away doesn’t always help us grow as much as learning to trust and wait for good things to happen in their natural time.
Everything comes to us in the right moment. Remember that sometimes not getting what we want is a wonderful stroke of luck.
Kindness does not have to mean life-changing actions of charity or selflessness – instead, we can adopt a humble spirit of helpfulness in each small action that we do. Simply considering the needs of others as we move through the world can make a huge difference in our lives.
When we realise how deeply our lives are connected to those around us, we also realise that our happiness is not dependent on ourselves alone, but rather on a shared, positive, and healthy bond with everyone we interact with each day.
So, if we want to be happy, we can practice compassion and, if we want others to be happy, we can practice compassion.
Question for today - Can we allow further growth in our lives to emerge through learning to be more patient, compassionate and kind to ourselves, and to others?