Helping Others

helping others helps yourself
live every act fully as if it were your last
words have the power to destroy or heal
when words are both true and kind
they can change the world
true freedom comes when we follow
the natural goodness of our heart
if you can't find the truth right where you are
where else do you think you'll find it
if your compassion does not include yourself
it is incomplete
life is so hard how can we be anything but kind
the trouble is that you think you have time
when wishes are few the heart is happy
when desire ends there is peace
harm no other beings they're just your brothers & sisters
the greatest protection is a loving heart
protecting yourself you protect others
protecting others you protect yourself
even anger can be held with a heart of kindness

-uno corazon
rusty miller
-6/29/98