“Everything can be taken from a person except one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor Frankl
There is an old Chinese saying, “Write your sorrows in sand and etch your joys in stone.” It is an invitation to us to reverse the corrosive pattern that inclines us to write our joys in sand, easily forgotten, and to etch our sorrows in stone. We love to remember the hurt and move past the joys. We must learn to cultivate the remembrance of the kindness, generosity and compassion received oft and always, even if tiny. Your pains do not define you, and if they do it is a choice; so can being defined or simply being ones joy.
Life as a source for cultivation: Cultivation of compassion, kindness, and peace.
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