"Even as a mother protects with her life her child, her only child, so with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings."
from the Metta Sutta,The Buddha's words on loving kindness.
Building a foundation of virtue for our future happiness, the most powerful contribution we can make is to abstain from harming life.
All beings wish to be happy.
Stop. Breathe. Tread kindfully through life and happiness will follow you into your future.
Jasper at 2 weeks.
Here is one of my rescued friends. At birth he fell into the placenta of another goat and his mother refused to accept him. He spent the first 8 weeks of his life in a travel cot, listening to Mozart and prayer chanting. Now 3 years old, he is a clever little boy with a sweet nature.
Practising mindfulness we become aware of the wishes of all beings to be happy. Then we can act with kindfulness..