By eating meat we share the responsibility of climate change, destruction of forests, and the poisoning of air and water. The simple act of becoming a vegetarian will make a difference to the health of our planet.
At any moment you have a choice that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.
Be aware of the contact between your feet and the earth. Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.
If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.
If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.
If we are mindful of the true nature of reality, then we never truly lose anyone - even to death.
Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile, dwelling in the present moment, I know this is the only moment.
May our heart’s garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers.