Blessing must arise from within your own mind. It is not something that comes from outside. When the positive qualities of your mind increase and the negativities decrease, that is what blessing means. The Tibetan word for blessing … means transforming into magnificent potential. Therefore, blessing refers to the development of virtuous qualities you did not previously have and the improvement of those good qualities you have already developed.
― Dalai Lama XIV
Today’s meditation is about exploring the power of belonging. Feeling included is a source of great strength and fortitude. Togetherness is a knowingness that your power is not limited to being a separate, isolated person. However, belonging that is based on superficial similarities will not lead to healthy empowerment in the long run, and can even be stifling and suffocating in the end.
In today’s meditation, we learn that when we base our acceptance of others from our acceptance and experience of our true self – pure awareness – then the power of our togetherness helps us to love, to understand, and to thrive.