The next time you reach for Ibuprofen for your mild headache remember this aphorism:

Wait a while and think of the less fortunate before taking Ibuprofen when you have a mild headache. In waiting, you foster the path of enlightenment through the practice of compassion.

Mild pain should be tolerated for a time as it gives us 3D empathy and compassion for those on the planet who live in pain 24/7.

Empathy and compassion for ourselves, furthermore, should precede compassion for others because we need more self-love that nurtures compassion for all beings on the path to Buddhist enlightenment. What’s all this in an even shorter aphorism?

I’m fine, I’ll wait.

Enjoy your day.