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A Month of Loving-Kindness

Today is the first day of February. It is the first day of the end of my fast, and a new month of spiritual practice (while continuing with my meditation, yoga, and workout regimens). The practice I am committing to for February is at least one concrete act of loving-kindness (maitri in Sanskrit) every day. So often a day can pass by where I have not done something specific for another person other than that required by my job. I seek to change that and move beyond myself to that of recognizing others.

In taking time to consciously pay attention to others I am more apt to recognize the Divine in them. I want to practice a deep listening to their words and lives. I want connection, even if only brief. In serving them even in a small simple act of kindness, I serve God.