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Apart from the fact that we can continue with our skilful actions engagements and all through the year, should you feel that you’d like to end the month doing something to have a positive effect on the world and reach out to yourSangha as well as your local community - here are some ideas for 10 minutes actions which you can still do - even today!
Any other suggestions for 10 minute BAM actions?
five minute interventions: page 22 of the BAM Handbook
We can be ‘a friend to the world, a friend to all beings’ - ‘everyday Bodhisattvas’ if you like! Bhante has talked about being able to be friends with anyone (animals included!). Offering friendship, attention, and unconditional positive regard to others is something all of us can do, regardless of our perceived skills or abilities. We can all just relate on a very human, very mettaful level and that is something of great value, and something which is lacking for so many people. So one of the things we could do is pledge to engage in five minute interventions (FMIs) with people, friends, strangers, neighbours – anyone we encounter. There is so much loneliness all around us, so many people really do live lives of quiet despair – let’s share our metta!