The mind thinks thoughts that we don't plan. It's not as if we say, "At 9:10 I'm going to be filled with self hatred."
Restore your attention or bring it to a new level by dramatically slowing down whatever you're doing.
The embodiment of kindness is often made difficult by our long ingrained patterns of fear and jealousy.
To offer our hearts in faith means recognizing that our hearts are worth something, that we ourselves, in our deepest and truest nature, are worth something.
You may have heard the old story, usually attributed to a Native American elder, meant to illuminate the power of attention. A grandfather (occasionally it's a grandmother) imparting a life lesson to his grandson tells him, "I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is vengeful, fearful, envious, resentful, deceitful. The other wolf is loving, compassionate, generous, truthful and serene." The grandson asks which wolf will win the fight. The grandfather answers, "The one I feed."