“Service is the highest spiritual discipline. Prayer and meditation, or knowledge of scripture cannot help you reach the goal as quickly as service can. Service has a double effect, it extinguishes the ego and gives bliss.”
~Sri Sathya Sai Baba
“We habitually erect a barrier called blame that keeps us from communicating genuinely with others, and we fortify it with our concepts of who’s right and who’s wrong. We do that with the people who are closest to us and we do it with political systems, with all kinds of things that we don’t like about our associates or our society. It is a very common, ancient, well-perfected device for trying to feel better. Blame others. Blaming is a way to protect your heart, trying to protect what is soft and open and tender in yourself. Rather than own that pain, we scramble to find some comfortable ground.” ~Pema Chodron
Abundance is not something we acquire.
It is something we tune into.
I will never understand all the good
that a simple smile can accomplish.