The Jackpot of Now.

In the Morning Mad Dash of life, as I stand waiting to cross the street to stretch and meditate in my neighborhood park, the traffic of one car commuters flies by, caught up in the Emergency Rush Hour. At the corner store I witness someone losing it and screaming at the cashier over a seemingly Important Issue, and I think, “Oh, Chirst, that used to be me.”

Now, don’t get me wrong, Nirvana I have not reached, but applying compassion towards what I think is so urgent, towards myself in what I think I “should” accomplish today, and towards what’s worthy in me, has made my life a whole lot more tolerable (and me for that matter).

Compassion is the Anti-Lottery, you might think you’ll win squat in The Game Of More, but the secret is, if I apply it to everyone and every aspect of life, I hit the jackpot, moment by moment, day by day.

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