The greatest degree of inner tranquillity comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being (Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama)
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe (Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama)
The ingredients for a happy existence are right there for us to use. And basically they just boil down to be being KIND.
I am looking at the 5 basic Reiki principles (our Reiki master gave each of us a framed copy of them, so we could have them at hand everyday) and being kind is there amongst them.
Being kind is as simple as smiling at someone whose eye you catch; or being friendly to lady at the supermarket checkout. Share the love that is inside you. I know on some days it gets misted over by the huge clouds of self-doubt or sadness… reach inside your heart and lift out a pinch of love and pass it on.