Earnestness is the key. Unconditional willingness. All you have to do
is pay attention, be honest, and follow through. Truth is discovered
when you simply refuse to lie to yourself anymore. Love is discovered
when you stop indulging in self centeredness, fear, and anger. You
don't have to improve yourself; just sort through the contradictions.
Your desire is to love and be loved, yet you use and hurt and
alienate the ones you wanted to love the most. You want to be
honest, but you find a million excuses for continuing the pretense,
for self righteousness, for psychological defense. You want to be
happy and at peace, yet you cling to competitive, erroneous, and
hurtful views of things.
Do you really want to be happy? Just pay attention and be kind,
unconditionally kind, on this breath alone. Forget about the future.
Just this breath. No matter what the circumstances, just be kind.
Friend, lover, family member, someone who seems to hate you, someone
you've never met on the street, your own soft animal body. Just be
kind, in whatever way is appropriate. Everything else will work
itself out, and you will begin to sense your own Pure Heart
everywhere. How amazing.
Very simple. Just be kind. Only on this breath.
-- Scott Morrison
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