Start Your Day Like the Dalai Lama

SunriseMy very favorite time of day is early in the morning: the quiet, the angle of the light, the sense of new beginning. Even better are the mornings when I remember these words of the Dalai Lama.

Everyday, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to have woken up, I am alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings, I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others, I am going to benefit others as much as I can.”