Then I opened my mails and out of the pile of good stuff, the work stuff and the junk, I found 2 very thought provoking mails from 2 different friends. The first one was a video from YouTube and the image that I saw was a little child having his meal from what I think is a rubbish pile.
UNICEF - GIVE THANKS FOR WHAT WE HAVE
(if you are unable to view the video embedded, then try clicking here)
This is an old video but I believe that we humans have very short memories. We need constant reminders lest we forget our priorities. I watched the video and remembered the Four Immeasurables (this is part of a buddhist prayer and aspiration) ...
The Four Immeasurables
- May all sentient beings have happiness and the causes of happiness.
May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May all sentient beings never be separated from the happiness which is without suffering.
May all sentient beings abide in equanimity, free from both attachment and hatred, holding some close and others distant.