sit and breathe…

in a culture where we are driven to accomplish and succeed, and in a time when our attention and tireless effort to resist cruelty urgently calls upon us, it can be a revolutionary act to simply sit and breathe.

the practice of generosity, the practice of open heartedness, the practice of calm and sane minds, begins with ourselves. when we are calm, we bring calm to situations and those around us. when we are generous and open hearted, we bring generosity and open heartedness to situations and those around us.

in this way, even though we strive to end cruelty and to heal suffering, we do so in a way that embodies the warmth, the light, and the love the world thirsts for and desperately needs.

sit and breathe.

~j

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