I was in a great conversation with some women friends this morning.  In fact, we talk every morning about the spiritual journey we share.  It’s not only a wonderful way to begin the day but it’s a great opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the world we share with so many others.  Our conversations always center on leaving the world a more peaceful place than we may found it when first arising.  This morning our discussion boiled down to doing no harm, even for a minute, when in an encounter with a friend or a stranger.

Making the decision to live “from this mindset” guarantees a peaceful unfolding of the day.  It also is a great gift we are offering to every one else too.  Deciding how to interpret some one else’s actions so we can calibrate our own can be dispensed with.  Interpreting what others are thinking or even saying isn’t the job we are here to do.  Our job is to respond to those who have “been sent to us” with love.

The next time you wander into a meeting or a party or even the grocery; look around.  Every person you see is your next opportunity to do no harm.  To express love, in fact, through a smile, a warm gesture, even a silent prayer.  there are as many ways to do no harm as our heart can possibly imagine.

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