In this contemporary society where things tend to revolve more and more around materials resources, it is easy to be self-centered and egotistical. I am reminded of the buddha who said: “Embrace everything, be attached to nothing.” He didn’t say it exactly like that, but I am sure that’s exactly what he meant.
Frustration is caused by not embracing everything that happens (that we create). Attachment is caused by habits that depend on external factors to be executed.
Compassion, concern and sympathy for the suffering of others, and love, an intense feeling of deep affection are the greatest forces in the universe. To quote Emmet Fox:
There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer: no disease that love will not heal: no door that enough love will not open…It makes no difference how deep set the trouble: how hopeless the outlook: how muddled the tangle: how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world.
Let’s all strive to always be compassionate and loving.