Thought for the Day

Friday 24 November

Goodness is the only investment which never fails.

— Henry David Thoreau

Eknath Easwaran's Commentary

Discrimination is the precious capacity to see the difference between what is pleasant for the moment and what is fulfilling always. Today we are surrounded by a bewildering array of glittering lifestyles and models of behavior, most of which deliver just the opposite of what they promise. We need to make wise choices every moment just to keep from being swept away. For a long time, these choices are not easy. Often they go against the grain of our conditioning. It takes real courage and endurance to go on making such choices day in and day out. But once you begin to taste the freedom it brings, you will find a fierce joy in choosing something of lasting benefit.

The Thought for the Day is today's entry from Eknath Easwaran's Words to Live By.