“Simple kindness to one’s self and all that lives is the most powerful transformational force of all.
It produces no backlash, has no downside, and never leads to loss or despair.
It increases one’s own true power without exacting any toll.
But to reach maximum power, such kindness can permit no exceptions, nor can it be practiced with some expectation of some selfish reward.”
And in order to provide meaningful kindness, you’ve got to have something meaningful to give.
“Whereas ordinary information is ‘acquired’ by effort, in spiritual endeavor the emphasis is on relinquishing, letting go, and surrendering. The ‘work’ involves identifying positionalities and then transcending the ego’s resistances and relinquishing its illusory control or sovereignty.
Thus, the core of spiritual work is aligned with undoing and the unloading of the mind rather than its enrichment.”
The best way to get your peace of mind is not to get anything, that is the irony.
It is to let go of all the gotten you’ve been holding onto.