Each galaxy, star, or person is the temporary owner of particles that have passed through the births and deaths of entities across vast reaches of time and space. The particles that make us have traveled billions of years across the universe; long after we and our planet are gone, they will be a part of other worlds.
Humans have enormous power to affect the world any way we choose. Daily, we silence sentience in innumerable animals. However, we also know that we’re not the only sentient creatures with feelings, and with this knowledge comes the enormous responsibility and obligation to treat other beings with respect, appreciation, compassion, and love.
Wow. A friend posted this excerpt. Trying to find out what book it’s from. It’s beautifully written.
»>Of course, it’s by one of my favorite authors, Paulo Coelho!
Love is when you are thinking … “how can I make you happy?” Attachment is when you are thinking … “why aren’t you making me happy
—Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche (via garasteinfeld)