We are well-equipped from birth to be warm-hearted and to take care of others. Our very survival depends on other members of our community. From the moment we are born we depend on our mother’s affection. Becoming familiar with being taken care of when we are young prepares us to look after others when are able to. Being warm-hearted and taking care of each other is a natural thing to do.
Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
Happiness derived from mere physical comfort tends to be shallow and fleeting. It fails to pacify anxiety and fear. Whereas if we have a calm mind it is effective in overcoming even physical pain, therefore we should not neglect the inner values that are a source of a calm mind.
Be present, be patient, be gentle, be kind… everything else will take care of itself.
I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.