The First Commitment: Committing to Not Cause Harm

In her book, Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change, Pema Chodron explains the first of three commitments to make. She says we commit to: “doing our best to not cause harm with our actions or words or thoughts, a commitment to being good to each other.” The words offer good advice for a nation divided by the recent election. I feel saddened by the hatred expressed by so many. What if instead our nation committed to not cause harm?living-beautifullyv3