Friday, May 25, 2012

long term friends

The other day I read the following;


"Every morning when I wake up, I dedicate myself to helping others find peace of mind. Then, when I meet people, I think of them as long term friends; I don't regard others as strangers."


~Dalai Lama~

WOW! Such a powerful thought, to think of every stranger as a long term friend- surely that changes my attitude when approaching my customers every day. This makes me wanna be an even better person in each and every interaction through the day.



Now, practice makes perfect... So all I have to do is, keep it in mind and try to master the art of kindness towards everybody, all day, every day.

I am not saying it would be simple, in fact sometimes the simplest of tasks and actions that require the most use of our soul/heart and less use of our ego, are the hardest one to master, right?

But then when we think about the reward those actions can bring into our life, is when we realize that a life without the purpose of giving kindness and helping others, has no real meaning at all.

So, this weekend I encourage you to think about what the Dalai Lama says, when dealing with strangers treat them as long term friends and perhaps that might even encourage them to do the same or if not give yourself the change to gain some peace of mind. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

4 commented; now it's your turn!:

God's Little People said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I admire the Dalai Lama for this kind of dedication. The time and the constant dayli call-over this has been in his mind to be able to find such a place internally and to be able to be the living embodiment of it... it's an intensely admirable human quality.
Have a lovely weekend Mariasol, I wish you great success with this task.
xo

MarkD60 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's the best religion by far.

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great perspective! I will definitely keep this in mind and do my best to live by it.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

that is wonderful advice...yes it is hard but it is definitely worth striving for!

have a great weekend!

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