Caring for Our True Well-being

“The basic Buddhist definition of love is the wish for living beings to be happy, as well as the actions we undertake to support that wish. As we care for our true well-being on deeper and deeper levels, our picture of the world may broaden a bit. We may start to connect the realness of our experience — our suffering and our potential for self-empowerment and freedom — with the realness of the experience of others: just as I have the same, very tricky habits and painful forms of confusion, so do others; just as I really can tweak the way I think about and see the world to bring about a positive change, so can others. We find that the more we get to know and trust ourselves, the more forgiving and loving we can be toward others as well.”

Mitra Tyler Dewar, from his blog, Parajita Press

 

 

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