Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Spiritual Practice: Selfless

Selfless practice is become welcoming to all. 

What is one thing you can do today as a selfless act for someone else?

I welcome every creature of the world with grace.  
Hildegard of Bingen

Every morning is a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Rumi

Be a welcoming presence
by diminishing yourself.

Practice: Sharing a meal is a traditional way of extending hospitality - a selfless act. Make having people in for dinner a regular event in your household. Try to invite someone you don't know very well each time.

Ask yourself: Are you a better host or guest?

Selfless practice is become welcoming  to all.
 It reminds you that you are part of a greater whole . . . Putting others first puts you in the midst of life without the illusion of being the center of life.  Rabbi Rami Shapiro

 A good guest is an example of owning less (not even what is yours is truly yours) and thus having more.  Nilton Bonder

Albert Einstein said, "Is 

the universe a friendly 

place or not?" 

Practice: Welcoming others without expectation is a selfless act whether at home, work or community.

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.” Dalai Lama
How should one Live? 
Live welcoming to all. 
Mechtild of Magdeburg