widening our mind

Widening our mind ~ 14th Dalai Lama
http://bit.ly/1CI9HXg

The moment you think only of yourself,
the focus of your whole mind narrows,
and because of this narrow focus
uncomfortable things can appear huge
and bring you fear and discomfort
and a sense of feeling overwhelmed by misery.

The moment you think of others
with a sense of caring, however,
your mind widens.
Within that wider angle,
your own problems appear
to be of no significance,
and this makes a big difference.

14th Dalai Lama

from the book “The Compassionate Life”
http://amzn.to/1bSr8Hl

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s