When Cambodians greet persons of special importance, they offer a long and warm embrace. Then they gently lift the honored one into the air. This gesture places the honored one's head above the head of the greeter. It says, "I have deep reverence for your being."

Maha Ghosananda in Step by Step by Maha Ghosananda


To Practice This Thought:
Find a gesture which expresses your reverence for others by putting them higher — or first.


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