Betreff: Calm, Clarity, Compassion
Datum: 11.03.2020 21:14
Von: Jack Kornfield <jack@jackkornfield.com>

_When the crowded Vietnamese refugee boats met with storms or pirates,
if everyone panicked, all would be lost. But if even one person on the
boat remained calm and centered, it was enough. It showed the way for
everyone to survive._ –Thich Nhat Hanh

 Dear Ones,
 I hope this finds you as well as possible amidst all of the rapidly
changing conditions of our world. I'm sending deep mettā to those
impacted directly by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and, on this
interconnected planet, to all communities as we feel both the strength
and fragility of our interdependence.

 The need for the dharma is stronger than ever. We can choose to live in
our fears, confusion, and worries, or to stay in the essence of our
practice, center ourselves, and be the ones on this beautiful boat of
the earth that demonstrate patience, compassion, mindfulness, and mutual

 If you want to live a life of balance, try this: Turn off the news for
a while, meditate, turn on Mozart, walk through the forest or the
mountains and begin to make yourself a zone of peace. Let go of the
latest story. Listen more deeply. When we react to insecurity with fear
we worsen the problem—we create a frightened society. Instead we can
use courage and compassion to respond calmly with a fearless heart.

With mettā,
Jack Kornfield

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Kommentare: 1
  • #1

    Clemens (Montag, 16 März 2020 11:17)

    Jack schreibt übrigens NICHT an mich... Es ist ein Zitat.