Today I learned about countless people uniting, collaborating, being selfless and resilient, caring for others, etc. to overcome the Boston tragedy. It amazes me how the worst of situations can bring out the best in humanity.
“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
Today I meditated for 10 minutes, cultivating mindfulness of breathing.
Today I acted kindly by seeing from my window that a homeless person on the street was buckled over wheezing and therefore going out to offer assistance. Another lady had already taken charge of the situation and was rubbing the person’s back and calling an ambulance, and someone from the closest store brought out a chair and a cup of water. Whereas many people just walked by, seemingly oblivious, that lady was an inspiring example of compassion and leadership.