Posted by: Upāsaka | 06/10/2017

Self-Obsession

How many times have I done something I regret and then spent hours and days obsessing over it? How often have I made a mistake and turned it into an excuse to reify this self, to increase its importance and make it the center of my attention?

What better way to atone for a sin than to serve? Than to recognize the wrong and move on to make more skillful choices?

May I, whenever I have erred, seek forgiveness of any I have wronged, acknowledge my failing and then turn my attention outward to serve and to care for the beings in my world.


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