…or any other day of the week here in the south of England.
It’s been a violent and bloody week, both here and in the U.S. A British MP was murdered yesterday during what appears to be a random shooting by a mentally ill individual. It sent shock waves through the UK. We don’t get a fraction of the gun violence here that we get in the U.S. and so people are in shock and mourning in Great Britain today.
Everywhere there seems to be such vitriol and hatred towards the other and I truly don’t know what to do with it all except to vow not to hate.
“It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. ” –Confucius
In my limited understanding of Buddhism there is a practice called Dana. Dana is simply cultivating generosity. Generosity doesn’t have to be donations of money or time (although it can be that). Dana can be practised by simply picking up litter from the ground… helping a neighbour move their garbage bins… smiling at a stranger on the street. It’s that simple.
Perhaps this is a good time to start.