Offered as the musical backdrop today at Divinitree Yoga in Santa Cruz, California. Theme was Giving and Grounding.
Every Day I Meditate. On LovingKindness and Compassion.
“In generosity and helping others: be like the river
In compassion and grace: be like the sun”.
Rumi teaches us that our generosity and help to others should be like the river, ever flowing. Unconditional generosity, giving, and helping others is from a heart of unconditional lovingkindness.
“If one is to be a true cultivator of the Way,
One will not see the wrongs of the world.
In seeing other people’s faults,
We ourselves then commit a fault;
In considering others but not ourselves in fault
Ourselves are automatically in fault.
As long as we eliminate any inclination to see faults,
Defilements will then be smashed, removed and destroyed;
Without neither hatred nor craving bothering our mind,
We can rest in peace with both legs relaxingly stretched out.”
Only by forgoing anger, and hatred and offering forgiveness can we free ourselves, and be truly liberated.
“Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and most needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love’s ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.”