From Tibetan Buddhism – Taming the Wild Horse (or some say Monkey) of the Mind. The practise of cultivating lovingness, kindness and compassion – living with a kind heart – is mind-blowingly and profoundly transformative. When we are focusing on it – a kind heart – it decreases our selfishness, therefore so does our other mental thoughts and emotions i.e.: anger, stress, depression, annoyance, unhappiness, as these emotions decrease, positivity within ourselves increases.
It sounds so easy, change your thoughts to lovingness, kindness and compassion and you change your life. It really is simple; you can start today. Ask yourself “How can I have a kind heart?” A few suggestions: smile more often, help a friend/colleague at work, share food or items that you have, have small talk – sincerely ask someone at work how they are & be present to their response, pick up some litter, don’t rush to be first in the queue, write a thank you letter/text to someone.
Remember small changes can bring about big emotional, spiritual, physical and mental change, these are also connected to your relationships, profession and core values, and they all enable you to be living a better life.
Sending lovingness, kindness and compassion to all living beings on magnificent mother earth puts a smile on my dial. Try it!