When we are open to others, we dare to be vulnerable and honest. When we have goodwill toward others, we intend to be happy and connected. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and say, May my friends and acquaintances be loved and protected! With those words, you, too, will feel loved and protected.
When we are comfortable with ourselves and have accepted ourselves wholly, others will find us approachable and will like us for who we are. I wish you could see my true nature. Beyond my body and labels, there is a river of tenderness and vulnerability. Beyond stereotypes and assumptions,
there is a valley of openness and authenticity. Beyond memory and ego, there is an ocean of awareness and compassion. The wise do not fight the world. In the most relaxed and playful manner, they simply embody the truth that they are one with it.
Excerpt From: Haemin Sunim. “The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World”.