40. Two activities, one at the beginning and one at the end.
This slogan invites us to bookend our days with intention and reflection. The first activity, in the morning, is to set an intention or aspiration for how I want to live my life during the day. It could be “may I cultivate patience” or “may I practice the three difficulties” or “may I develop compassion for myself.” The second activity, before sleeping, is to reflect on the experience of the day and see where I was successful in living this way and where I lived a different way. Rather than being an opportunity for self-criticism and flagellation, I have the opportunity to see what I do gently, with openness and compassion for myself. I can digest life.