Thursday, December 31, 2015

Compassion and living fully

"Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion."

Vietnamese Buddhist monk and poet Thich Nhat Hanh wrote this, and I discovered it this morning in a wonderful book given to me recently by a friend. The book is Painted Prayers: Inspiration and Comfort for a Questioning World by Jody Uttal.

What a delightful way to awaken each day! Vowing to live fully and to look on others with compassion.

I plan to put this thought on my mirror. I want to think of this each day. I want to be awake and aware. What a good way to begin my new year.

How will you start yours?

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