Sharing encouraging ideas….

Archive for December, 2012

12/30/12 Develop and maintain a peaceful heart and use that in your daily practice in the next weeks

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develop and maintain a peaceful heart

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12/29/12 “A wish for happiness, kindness and peace to abide within your heart…”

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advice wish for happiness kindness and peace

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advice understand your mind

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12/27/12 Set a positive intention and grow as much as you are able this coming year

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advice positive intention grow as much as able

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12/23/12 “A wish for happiness, kindness and peace to abide within your heart…” Ven. Jampa Choepal

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reflections happiness kindness and peace

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Many people have been arriving at “Reflections from a Friend” in the past few days, through several kindness quotes from The DalaiLama . For those not familiar with this site, many of the posts within the site are bits of wisdom, insight and advice received from Ven. Jampa Choepal, a Buddhist monk who took his monk’s vows from The DalaiLama and considers The DalaiLama to be a true inspiration and one of his main teachers. 


Ven. Jampa lives at a small monastery in Australia. Ven. Jampa has been a kind, encouraging and nurturing friend to Kathy
(PocketPerspectives) for the past 4 years.

Because it seems kind to do so, Kathy shares ideas from Jampa with others, through this blog.   Jampa is supportive of this advice being shared with others….which of course makes sense since he is a very kind, generous and encouraging person. (He’s also funny, enthusiastic and dynamic…quite a combination)

Link to  easy viewing of  many of the “Reflections from a Friend”  images and posts:  Google Image Archive for Reflections from a Friend

A wish from Kathy: May we all develop and carry happiness, kindness and peace in each of our own hearts and share those freely and generously with others in our lives.

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12/22/12 “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible” The DalaiLama

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HHDalaiLama be kind whenever possible, it is always possible

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Link to a very touching and inspirational article in a SaltLakeCity newspaper, the DalaiLama offering kindness and comfort to two grieving parents:  “The Healing Powers of The Dalai Lama”

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Link to today’s Pocket Perspectives post: “Be kind whenever possible…”

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HHDalaiLama be kind whenever possible helpful qualities

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12/21/12 “There is no need for temples… my brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness” TheDalaiLama

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The DalaiLama kindness

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From : The Daily DalaiLama, 12/21/12

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a basket full of kindness

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12/19/12 “The best way we can help others is through living a good life ourselves… “

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advice best way to help others is through livign a good life ourselves

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One mother’s child is every mother’s child….

one mother's happiness is every mother's happiness

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One mother’s child is every mother’s child
One father’s child is every father’s child
One family’s child is every family’s child
Every one of us is in the role of mother, father and family…
We all “mother” and “father” and “family” each other…
May we love, nurture, encourage and protect every mother’s child.
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Did you ever think about this?…every person on earth is one mother’s child

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one mother's happiness love nurture encourage and protect

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Please see today’s Pocket Perspectives  post for more images and ideas tying in with these pages:
“One mother’s child is every mother’s child….to love, nurture, encourage and protect”
(if I add more images to Reflections, people with limited internet connections (Jampa) won’t ever be able to access this site….takes too much data with the images)
These pages were inspired by the quote on a Reflections post from several days ago, from HHDalaiLama: “We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity. That the happiness of one person or nation is the happiness of humanity.”

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“I pray for a more friendly, more caring and more understanding human family on this planet….my heartfelt appeal” TheDalaiLama

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more  friendly, caring, understanding human family on this planet DalaiLama

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“The suffering of one person is the suffering of humanity….” The Dalai Lama

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hhdalai lama common humanity

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Quote, above, is  from Daily DalaiLama
The images below, by Kathy,
(more images on today’s  Pocket Perspectives post)
encouraging all of us to shift into:
strong  and compassionate motivation and intention,
to stand up, speak up and be heard,
leading to positive, compassionate action

“shift”

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shift invitation and challenge compassionate action

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“shift”…both an invitation and a challenge,
to help and support others because…
“the suffering of one person is the suffering of humanity,
the happiness of one person is the happiness of humanity”
“common humanity”…we’re all in this together,
to do whatever we are each able to do
to help alleviate suffering and to support happiness in all beings
“shift”
an invitation and a challenge

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shift invitation and challenge shift

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Wishes for generosity, kindness, love, compassion and encouragement

(added by Kathy)

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All of these qualities have been kindly and generously offered,

and been happily and  gratefully received by many….

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Friday wishes and encouragement

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I hope that the sharing of the ideas within this blog
has lead to the continuing warmth and glow of these qualities
so much has been kindly offered…
and  it has all been thankfully received,

the generous and compassionate rekindling of light
rekindling light

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Friday wishes and encouragement rekindling

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And so with gratitude and appreciation for all that is offered….
and passing the ideas along to others
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encouraging  warmth, love and appreciation,
offering  gifts of generosity, kindness, love, compassion and encouragement,
rekindling so many lights

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Friday wishes and encouragement and rekindling

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Passing them along,
rekindling light,
…Friday Wishes…

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“Loving kindness” wishes….may you feel happy and contented…

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loving kindness wishes may you feel

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as one wishes for others, so too, to wish for oneself and for all beings

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loving kindness wishes all

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12/05/12 With Warmth, Love and Appreciation

wamth love appreciation encouraging

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