Alchemy and surrendering to humanity

Day 202 – alchemyToday’s reading touches on humanity.  It is about compassion.  Lessons reaped from “surrendering to…humanity” can be found first on the mat.   In the slow internal shift that occurs through practice, we can begin to live virtues and create habits that make our personal lives more meaningful and begin to recognize that, while “externals differ,” we share much more than we sometimes recognize. In the process, we begin to show compassion, not to just oursevles, but to others. A smile.  A hug.  A ride home.   As our time on the mat is a loving gesture to ourselves, so can this loving gesture be given to others, as well.   In this way we lessen the collective suffering of others.

 

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