Wednesday, August 31, 2011


(the cannas are in bloom again)

Everyone can understand from natural experience and common sense that affection is crucial from the day of birth; it is the basis of life. The very survival of our body requires the affection of others, to whom we also respond with affection. Though mixed with attachment, this affection is not based on physical or sexual attraction, so it can be extended to all living beings without bias.

Dalai Lama

Hmm. Sounds like love for no reason at all.

My range has been tested lately. Seems many entitled individuals cross my path these days. I'm breathing...deep and often. Even when I don't say it out loud, I'm loving for no reason at all. Well, most of the time I remember.

But seriously--is it too much to ask people to wait for their turn rather than taking it out of turn? Remember when patience was a virtue? I am sure it is a virtue for others, too...not just me.

Much easier for me to share my affection when my patience isn't being tried. That's why he's the Dalai Lama and I'm not.

1 comment:

kario said...

Oh, good. You're human. (So is he, the Dalai Lama).