• Waking Up

    Waking up this morning, I smile.
    Twenty-four brand new hours are before me.
    I vow to live fully in each moment
    and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.

    Brushing Your Teeth
    Brushing my teeth and rinsing my mouth,
    I vow to speak purely and lovingly.
    When my mouth is fragrant with right speech,
    a flower blooms in the garden of my heart.

    Beginning to Eat
    With the first taste, I offer joy.
    With the second, I help relieve the suffering of others.
    With the third, I see others’ joy as my own.
    With the fourth, I learn the way of letting go.

    Driving the Car
    Before starting the car,
    I know where I am going.
    The car and I are one.
    If the car goes fast, I go fast.