“When you no longer have expectations, the unexpected kindness of others and small acts of consideration become like “sweet manna from heaven.” The feeling that rises spontaneously within one’s heart at such times is true gratitude. When one is accustomed to kindness, one can lose the feeling of gratitude. One must constantly return oneself to the spiritual starting point of no expectations.”
– Hiroyuki Itsuke, Tariki: Embracing Despair, Discovering Peace
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During the month of November, it has been my custom to use quotes about Gratitude.