Day of Rest

one of the last blossoms of early spring

Proclamation of Goodness
May basic goodness dawn.
May the confidence of goodness be eternal.
May goodness be all-victorious.
May that goodness bring profound, brilliant glory.

~Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

On this day of rest, dear reader, I want to remind you again that you are basically, fundamentally, innately good. You are whole and worthy and wise and brave and utterly loveable, just as you are–all of your confused, messy, stinky bits.

Even if you can’t adopt that belief as a constant reality, humor me and open yourself to the idea for just a single moment. Place your hand over your heart, feel its warmth, its constant and regular beating, and say to yourself “I am basically good.”

If that’s all you can do for now, that’s okay: I believe it with my whole heart, and I’m not the only one.

You are basically good.

I'd love to hear what you think, kind and gentle reader.

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