The more you focus on the details without the big picture, the more your risk losing yourself and your connection to what any and all of this is all about…
Take a moment to pause and reflect on who you are, how you are, the choices you make, and why. Then aim to turn such moments of reflection into daily practices for mindful and authentic living.
We can reject everything else: religion, ideology, all received wisdom. But we cannot escape the necessity of love and compassion….
This, then, is my true religion, my simple faith. In this sense, there is no need for temple or church, for mosque or synagogue, no need for complicated philosophy, doctrine or dogma. Our own heart, our own mind, is the temple.
The doctrine is compassion. Love for others and respect for their rights and dignity, no matter who or what they are: ultimately these are all we need. ”
Dalai Lama XIV