Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Via Daily Dharma


How to Develop Motivation | May 6, 2015


In Buddhist thinking, motivation is a matter of desire, more specifically the desire to act accompanied with a sense of purpose. Say, in the case of being more compassionate, it's by making emotional connection with compassion and its objectives that we arouse in ourselves the desire to act. And it's through seeing the benefits that we acquire a sense of purpose in being more compassionate.

- Thupten Jinpa, "Turning Intention into Motivation"