Friday, December 5, 2014

Flower of the Day: 12/05/14

"The first layer of the veil of illusion is forgetting life’s purpose. Being aware of our purpose connects us to the source and enables us to remember the truth. Being enveloped by the veil of illusion, we feel separate and isolated, and a by-product of this isolation is anguish. This anguish is a great poison, which often finds its way in through a sadness that seemingly comes out of nowhere. This opens the door to bad habits, which in turn opens the door to evil."

Sri Prem Baba

Innate Dignity | December 5, 2014

My own practice of loving kindness has opened me to the power of compassion and to the fact that all beings want to be happy. Everybody wants to have their innate dignity recognized and to recognize the innate dignity of others.

- Sharon Salzberg, "Why I Support Fast Food Workers"