Day 106

Today I learned how to say swan in French (“cygne”).

Today I meditated for 20 minutes. Food for thought on metta meditation: Jon Kabat-Zinn has said, “Given the pain and turmoil that we often experience, the endemic misperceptions of the human mind regarding who and what we are, and how we relate to the stress and pain of our lives, practicing loving-kindness is an arduous discipline—no less so than attending to one’s breathing or observing the stream of one’s thought. But it is an extremely effective path, a fundamental path in the opening of mind and heart. In it are to be found the seeds of profound happiness, inner well-being, and healing…” It may sound hokey, but I have found it to be true.

Today I acted kindly by preparing a box of clothing and toiletries to donate to the local women’s shelter.

“Compassion is not true compassion unless it is active.”

-Sogyal Rinpoche


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