Cause And Effect

“Carrying on negative action while expecting happiness is like holding your hand in fire while hoping not to be burned. Of course, no one actually wants to suffer, but as long as we continue to indulge in negative action our suffering will never end. Positive thoughts, words, and deeds are something we have to cultivate; it cannot be bought or given, and no one ever stumbles on it just by chance.”

~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Afternoon run – 5.1 miles

“It is necessary to work patiently with others, all the time. If you have patience, people slowly change. You do have some effect on them, if you are radiating your sanity. They will begin to take notice. Although of course they don’t want to let anybody know; they say, ‘Nothing has changed. I have the same problems.’ But be patient. Something has changed – if you take your time, it works!”

~ Chögyam Trungpa