Base Practice with a Focus on Peace and Safety

Today we return to the base exercise. When someone feels safe and at peace, they are better able to practice compassion for others, so consider how the third line in the exercise not only practices, but perpetuates compassion:

I practice compassion

With compassion, I free myself and others from suffering
With compassion, I help myself and others find peace and feel safe in this world
With compassion, I create contentment in this life
With compassion, I inspire myself and others to flourish

With patience and good humour, I welcome people’s imperfections, and with patience and good humour, I welcome my own imperfections
With sympathy, I feel for those who suffer, myself included
With empathy, I mind what others are feeling and try to understand why, and I mind what I’m feeling, and try to understand why

I seek wisdom
I nurture a broad perspective
I foster gratefulness
And I acknowledge that suffering and difficulties are part of life.

Have a safe and peaceful day friends😄