“Do not fail to do what ought to be done, and do not do what ought not to be done. Otherwise your burden of suffering will grow heavier.” — The Dhammapada
Thanks to the Happiness Project for the relevance and impact of this post. For me it’s . . . “doing of what ought to be done” like attending The Hill graduation to honor the young woman who is awarded The Jodi Calvario’03 Award — although we don’t even know her, but in some way she is known to us in spirit. And so, on a day filled with the paradox of life, doing what ought to be done transforms our sadness into joy.
In the fall ’02, Jodi selected a similar quote for her senior yearbook page. These words inspired family and friends to live with intention and hope — “Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.”
What can you do to ease your burden of suffering? Please share your comments or email peg.calvario[at]gmail[.com].