Sharing encouraging ideas….

Archive for October, 2012

10/27/12 We often have very little control over the future, so it’s important to remain in the moment, working on things right now….

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10/26/12 Sometimes all you can do is be strong, compassionate and patient

 


10/24/12 Shantideva’s Prayer

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This is one of H.H. the Dalai Lama’s favourite prayers, extracted from “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” by Shantideva, a Buddhist master from the monastic university of Nalanda, India and composed in the eighth century of the Christian era”     FPMT brochure.

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10/16/12 Don’t try to tackle too much at one time

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Henry David, the rescued wild goose…an update

To all who expressed interest in Henry David, the goose…

I talked with the Lindsay Wildlife Hospital a little while ago and was told that Henry David, the goose, didn’t make it.  They said that he was very emaciated when he arrived, indicating that he had been ill for some time. The woman explained that wild geese will mask their weakness for a long time, because to show weakness would make them appear vulnerable to other geese and predatory animals.  She said that they had been caring for him …. and that he was in a warm incubator, but that he died during the night.

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As with feelings…
happiness and sadness
courage and fear
hope and grief
….so it also is with life…
arise….abide…dissolve
may we cherish each other dearly, throughout the moments we are “here”

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10/15/12 Everything in life is a lesson we can learn from

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10/13/12 Emotions arise…abide…and dissolve…not any real concern for worry

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An expanded post with additional ideas and  images on Pocket Perspectives:  “The Progression of Feelings..arise, abide, dissolve”

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10/11/12 Henry David, the goose…helping each other with compassionate hearts

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….added by Kathy…

Link to more  details of Henry David’s story
(Henry David…an injured Canadian Goose who arrived a few days ago )
on Pocket Perspectives:  Henry David is thankful…for the compassionate hearts of others

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Perhaps we all know how difficult it can be,
to feel injured, hurting or vulnerable…
to have received kindness,  care and  compassion from others…
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And then, once we’re back up again…
to pass that kindness, care and compassion along,
with compassion  from our own hearts

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I am so thankful for compassionate hearts

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Email update received from  Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital , “Connecting people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share”
http://wildlife-museum.org/hospital
“The goose is still with us. It is emaciated but we found no obvious injuries yesterday. We will do x-rays and more lab work today to try to identify what’s going on. That it was so calm yesterday is an indication of how bad its condition is–geese are normally pretty spirited. Its accession number is 5096, in case you want to call to check on it. We ask you to wait a few days because sometimes we just don’t know the prognosis until things have stabilized.

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10/10/12 “Fall seven times, stand up eight” ….Japanese proverb

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10/8/12 To get back up and try again…

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10/2/12 Remembering the positives…to habituate the mind and create positive imprints

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Link to other posts  about nurturing positives: Reflections about positives

 


10/1/12 “Comfort” places are something that can be found within

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