This morning, I grabbed a t-shirt from the bottom drawer...one that I hadn't worn in a long time. On the back is this quote:
Precious Human Life
Every day, think as you wake up,
Today I am fortunate to have woken up,
I am alive, I have a precious Human Life,
I am not going to waste it,
I am going to use all of my energies to develop myself,
To expand my heart out to others,
To achieve Enlightenment for the benefit of all beings,
I am going to have kind thoughts toward others,
I am not going to get angry or think badly about others
As much as I can.
~ H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama
Food for thought. What struck me today was how he suggests we don't think badly about ourselves when he says, "As much as I can." We are to strive for good and enlightenment, but also recognize that as humans, we'll mess up. I'm really trying to have that kind of compassion for myself.