Thought of the week
When I began to practice meditation on compassion, I found that my sense of isolation began to diminish, while at the same time my personal sense of empowerment began to grow. Where once I saw only problems, I started to see solutions. Where once I viewed my own happiness as more important than the happiness of others, I began to see the well-being of others as the foundation of my own peace of mind.
YONGEY MINGYUR RINPOCHE (born 1975)
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness Harmony Books, 2007, Ch 13, p 178