Posted by: Michael Rickicki | 01/14/2022

Grateful for Our Enemies

Our enemies provide us with a precious opportunity to practice patience and love. We should have gratitude toward them.”

-Dalai Lama XIV

This is an attitude that I’m familiar with but that requires much more practice. It is difficult to feel gratitude for those who make our lives difficult but it is indubitably true that we could never cultivate patience if we were only surrounded by people who were kind and loving towards us. Besides, how ridiculous is it to imagine that we’d ever be in such a situation?

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