The one who follows Dharma practice as the fourfold task is very much dedicated to take up life which is prone to show more care for oneself and the other than the one who does not care for his own life and similtaneously for the needs of the others.
Dharma practice leads to the realization of being one with the All as an overall experience beyond repeating thought processes when embodied attention, mindfulness and openness to the current moment are established.
By regurlaly repeating this practice we are drawn step by step into the possibility of realizing more of our loving and caring selves. What we sense and perceive on this way is a contact to a pulling attractor which is an expression of our life forces. Some call this life force the Tao, others, the dharma, or god or quality which was the expression by Robert M.Pirsig thoroughly presented in his novel “Zen and the Art of Motor Maintanance”.
Here an extract of this novel:
“I talked about caring the first day and then realized I couldn’t say anything
meaningful about caring until its inverse side, Quality, is understood. I think
it’s important now to tie care to Quality by pointing out that care and
Quality are internal and external aspects of the same thing. A person who
sees Quality and feels it as he works is a person who cares. A person who
cares about what he sees and does is a person who’s bound to have some
characteristics of Quality.”
By using different concepts for succinctly describing how care, mindfulness practices and quality are interrelated we can possibly better gain an understanding of what t means to live a life of increasing depths and freedom. Over years of practice we could state: “Yes, the quality of my life has more charecteristics of qualtiy.
What are we waiting for?!