Sunday, December 12, 2010

A way of living and walking through life

The Dalai Lama has famously been quoted as saying, "My religion is kindness." There's much to be said for that approach.

More than anything else, kindness is a way of life. It is a way of living and walking through life. It is a way of dealing with all that is--our selves, our bodies, our dreams and goals, our neighbors, our competitors, our enemies, our air, our earth, our animals, our space, our time, and our very consciousness. Do we treat all creation with kindness? Isn't all creation holy and divine?

- Jean Maalouf

I think it would be a good idea for us to focus on kindness for the next few days here at Meditation Matters. I'll see what I can find.

2 comments:

  1. Ellie, Jean Maalouf is a friend of mine. We have been praying together, weekly, for about 10 years now. He will be so pleased that you thought enough of him to include this quote. He is truly a man of prayer who walks the walk. Thank you for this.
    Andie

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  2. My goodness, Andie. How marvelous. This is really in the "small world" category, isn't it!

    Please give him my sincere greetings and tell him I'm so happy to have found the quotation.

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