“It’s a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other.”
~ Aldous Huxley
Rear view mirror reflects the fast approaching:
parents, teachers, & those
who came before:
whether they behaved with civility,
protected the environment,
and/or cared for all others;
or alternately, those who
acted without civility
seemingly more concerned for grasping
power, wealth, fame & sensual pleasure
than helping others or the planet.
Having reflected on the interconnected nature
of all things, across time & space,
may I continue having a sense of balance,
of equanimity; to remaining calm,
& non-reactive, best I can.
Offering peaceful responses
to changing road conditions.
Quickly avoiding road-rage
or getting run over, if/when necessary.
May I have the gratitude & patience necessary,
practicing mindful breaths, concentration & insight
before speaking and reacting.
Remembering, as MLK pointed out,
that the arc of history
bends toward justice, and that road is LONG.
May we all aspire traveling towards
the more beautiful continuations into our future.
Happiness means feeling you are on the right path every moment. You don’t need to arrive at the end of the path in order to be happy.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh