The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
I can love more people this way.
He who binds to himself a joy,
Doth the winged life destroy,
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sunrise.
Frog – practical, a problem-solver, eternally patient – and his best friend Toad, who is ruled by his reactions to his surroundings: he wants this, he fears that. Frog never comments on Toad’s behavior, he takes gentle action. More often than not, a story ends not with Toad learning a lesson but with the two friends simply continuing on, side by side.
Loving-kindness is a skilful way of enduring what we would not normally endure.