Socrates (via samsaranmusing)
It can’t be any clearer. why do we (I) still resist?
I don’t need to be right, I just need to be kind. Today was a very challenging day for me to practice this. For whatever reason, I just was not feeling like being kind or even trying. I just fell like chewing somebody up with my words, quite honestly. My ego was on defense and attack mode. Haha, you silly ego you… But then, news of Mandela passing reminding me to always strive to be kind despite any hurt we feel has been inflicted on us. If he is able to be forgiving and compassionate towards people who have made him suffer so much, why couldn’t I. He endured way more, and was still able to forgive.
Let me cultivate this capacity for kindness and compassion all the time, despite any circumstances.