words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

Life in Every Breath

Love and Compassion in the service of others for the post Life in Every Breath

Today I had the Honor of being of service to an individual, who over the years, I have come to love dearly.  He has some special needs, and a heart to be filled with love. It is a beautiful thing what we discover in ourselves when we help others. I felt a great sense of well-being–finding its source in the expression of love through active compassion. In Buddhism, we learn that compassion is the wish for all sentient beings to be free from suffering and its causes, and that love is the wish for all sentient beings to have happiness and its causes. Let’s find a way together to build our hearts as one instrument in the service of others.

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2 responses

  1. Beautiful post, and gorgeous image, Walter!

    January 21, 2011 at 5:05 am

  2. Thanks Leslee, I appreciate the thought. I had some job training that day in positive behavioral techniques and felt quite inspired about my relationship with my guys.

    January 25, 2011 at 12:28 am

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