Ways to Start A Day

I am reading an article by Zenkei Blanche Hartman entitled “Good Evening Bodhisattvas”. I love her reminders about gratitude and how precious our lives are. Here are some quotes I intend to write out and put somewhere I’ll see them each morning of this new day, this new year we are about to start.

On intention–“Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world at once but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach.”

And from the Dalai Lama’s bodhisattva vow about seizing the day–“Today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive. I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am going to use my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts toward others. I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”

And on gratitude from Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov– “The day I acquired the habit of consciously pronouncing the words thank you, I felt I had gained possession of a magic wand capable of transforming everything.”

I plan to post periodically as I read, observe, and practice qigong, meditation, and life. I hope you enjoy and take inspiration for your one precious life! garden flowers

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