Friday, October 21, 2011

ordinary kindness

There is no spiritual practice more profound 
than being kind to one's family, 
the cashier at the grocery store,
 an unexpected visitor, 
the con in the next cell,
a stray cat or dog,
or any other of the usually 'irrelevant' or 'invisible' 
beings who may cross our paths
in the course of a normal day.      
         Certainly there are spiritual mysteries beyond description 
to explore, but as we mature, it becomes clear 
that those special experiences are only meaningful
 when they arise from and return to
a life of ordinary kindness. 

Bo Lozoff