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Planting Seeds

In their book, Mindfulness And Psychotherapy, which is considered to be one of the best books on the topic, Susan and William Morgan write about the value of cultivating empathy and other qualities through Buddhist-inspired practice. To connect intention, practice, and whatever quality one is trying to cultivate, in this case empathy, the authors wrote, “Concentrate on your intention to open your heart more fully.  Trust that by planting seeds (intention) and attending to them (practice), the harvest (empathy) will follow organically.”  Something to ponder would be how this process, intention-practice-fruition, could come into play with the creative and other struggles in our lives.

Read the full article here:  Planting Seeds