The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give."
We are little sounds in a great silence. Between us and the universe there is not much more difference than between a sound and silence. In every temple in the East we have used different kinds of bells. Even today they are used without any understanding. The reason is to give you a message -- you ring the bell, a sound is created from nowhere. It echoes in the empty temple, it re-echoes, and every echo becomes more silent, more silent, and finally it disappears. Our existence is nothing but a sound in an immense ocean of silence."
“Not one day in anyone’s life is an uneventful day, no day without profound meaning.Every hour in every life contains such often-unrecognized potential to affect the world that the great days and thrilling possibilities are combined always in this momentous day~
May You Always Have...
to keep you sweet,
to keep you strong,
to keep you human,
to keep you happy;
to keep you humble,
to keep you eager,
to give you comfort,
to meet your needs;
to look forward,
to banish depression,
to make each day better than yesterday.
Enough love to pass around...
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If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.--George MacDonald
'If you don't love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.'
To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. ---Johannes A. Gaertner
“You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.”
"All forms of meditation strengthen & direct our attention through the cultivation of three key skills: concentration, mindfulness & compassion or lovingkindness."
To walk softly upon this earth; sprinkling gifts of love, kindness,sharing and giving of ourselves as if goldust being showered over all we meet; placing our troubles ever so gently upon a make believe feather blowing them away as a kiss in the wind; meeting each day a new being ~ laughing, frolicking, standing in the fresh falling rain as it cleanses our soul; amassing inner strength to conquere each new challenge!..
When it is impossible for anger to arise within you, you find no outside enemies anwhere. An outside enemy exists only if ther is anger inside.--Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Just as the footprints of any creature that walks the earth can be placed in the elephants footprint, which is the largest of all
--even so mindful attention is the one quality that ensures ease of mind at all times. Mindful attention causes beneficial thoughts that have not yet arisen to arise. It also causes harmful thoughts that have already arisen to vanish. In the one who is mindful, the good that is to be will be realized.
Love, compassion, and peace do not belong to any religion or tradition. They are qualities in each one of us, qualities of our hearts and minds.