The next time you go out in the world, you might try this practice: directing your attention to people — in their cars, on the sidewalk, talking on their cell phones — just wish for them all to be happy and well. Without knowing anything about them, they can become very real, by regarding each of them personally and rejoicing in the comforts and pleasures that come their way. Each of us has this soft spot: a capacity for love and tenderness. But if we don’t encourage it, we can get pretty stubborn about remaining sour.
from the book No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva
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Further quotes from the book No Time to Lose:
- Our true nature
- Heroic perseverance
- Three attitudes
- The cause of our enlightenment
- Connect with Groundlessness
- Three bite practice
- Benefits of pain
- Our pain is self-inflicted
- Any Encounter Offers Us a Choice
- Our Mistaken Feeling of Separateness