The Dalai Lama reminds us to have as much compassion for ourselves as we consider compassion for others.
In a world where money is so often on people’s minds for happiness, where can we find more meaning?
“When you become a compassionate person, your life becomes meaningful”
Daily Prayer by the Dalai Lama ~
I would be a protector for those without protection, a leader for those who journey, and a boat, a bridge, a passage for those desiring the further shore.
For all creatures, I would be a lantern for those desiring a lantern, I would be a bed for those desiring a bed, I would be a slave for those desiring a slave.
I would be for creatures a magic jewel, an inexhaustible jar, a powerful spell, a universal remedy, a wishing tree, and a cow of plenty.
As the earth and the other elements are, in various ways, for the enjoyment of innumerable beings dwelling in all of space;
So may I be, in various ways, the means of sustenance for the living beings occupying space, for as long a time as all are not satisfied.
Balancing your purpose and happiness with the larger world systems we live within.