10000 moons soji
The Meditations on this page are excerpts from
Buddha's Little Instruction Book
by Jack Kornfield
Take time every day to sit quietly and listen.
To awaken, sit calmly, letting each breath clear your mind, and open your heart. If you know about the power of a generous heart you will not let a single meal pass without giving to others. Like the mother of the world, touch each being as your beloved child. Harm no other beings. They are your brothers and sisters. Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness. Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again. In life we cannot avoid change, we cannot avoid loss Freedom and happiness are found in the flexibility & ease with which we move through change. Joy and openess come from our own contented heart. Each morning we are born again. What we do today matters most. As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise, you will miss most of your life. Treat others with justice and respect. How you treat others is how they will treat you. Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right thing to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion.