If I am just a little more peaceful than I was yesterday, if I am just a little more generous than I was yesterday, I am on the path. It can be something very simple. It can be not giving in to self-pity. It can be taking just another minute on the phone to be pleasant. We don't have to stop a war or donate a fortune in order to practice peace and generosity. But perhaps our practice, small as it is, will shift the overall energy of the world so that the person who is in a position to stop a war or donate a fortune will be able to do so.
Any human who feels that he or she is not "good enough" to cultivate peace and generosity is overlooking the wondrous gift of life. You live, therefore you are good enough.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Peace and generosity
This is from a book called Voices of Our Ancestors: