What About You

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I have found that the greatest degree of tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion.  The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.  Cultivating close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease.  It is the ultimate source of success.                     —His Holiness The Dalai Lama

If you start the day thinking
What about me?
How will you notice the sunrise?
If you go through the day thinking
What about me?
How will you see the blessings
pouring down upon you?
If you finish the day thinking
What about me?
How will you feel anything but loneliness?
What kind of life is this?
Shift your focus from asking
What about me? to asking
What about you?
Notice how different this feels.
Suddenly, not so self-absorbed,
the whole world opens up
and you see how your presence
can bring great benefit to others.
Be brave.
Find the courage to move beyond
self-absorption.
Look around and ask
What about you?

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