I am not counting my material blessings today, although they are many. I am counting the blessings that endure.
This precious human life is rare from the perspective of number, cause, quality, and frequency. I will take full advantage of it to make spiritual progress. I have the capacity to practice the Dharma because I have the external and internal conditions of freedom and opportunity.
I am not a victim of others or of circumstance, but the agent of my destiny. I reclaim my power. Eliminating suffering and attaining happiness depend on my thoughts, words, and deeds.
I am not disheartened or defeated by suffering. Everything changes. I can and will eliminate my own and others’ suffering. I will succeed, because my nature is the self-same nature of the Buddhas!
For this, I am grateful. Happy Thanksgiving!