Kind and encouraging exchange of ideas among friends…for everyday life

Encouragement

Others can shine a light that helps you see, but you are still doing the seeing….these qualities are within you

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“Wishing you…………..”

 

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Wishing you a relaxing and productive day Jampa full sky

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I received this kind wish a few years ago…
A wish for each and every one of us…

wishing for an increasing balance and integration of ….
relaxation and productivity

a sky-wide, light, bright and graceful dance of…
happiness and contentment

and the increasing developing of….
a peaceful, steady and stable mind…

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And so I continue to pass this wish along….
A lovely wish…
a wonderful aspiration and daily intention….
may we nourish and develop these qualities
each and every day of our lives….

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Generating a really happy and joyful mind…..

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advice to end each day with a happy and joyful mind for what you were able to achieve

 

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advice to end each day with a really happy joyful mind  2

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Others can shine a light that helps you see, but you are still doing the seeing….these qualities are within you

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Rejoice in what we were able to complete or achieve

 

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Originally posted, 1/14/12: These ideas were written in the comments section of the 1/2/12  post: “Set a positive intention…”

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Applying patience, love, kindness and wisdom into our daily lives

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Ahhhhhh….
yes, indeed…..
incorporating
patience….love…..kindness…
into our daily practice,
as we’re nurturing and developing deeper wisdom….

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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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True to my North Star…but also in this moment, I am safe enough, loved enough, good enough…

a short, 50 second “video”…using some ideas from Rick Hanson’s  Just One Thing Newsletter.

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No matter what, every single being on earth matters….yourself included

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no matter what,  you matter

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No matter what, every single being on earth matters…. yourself included

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We all matter…no matter what

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no matter what, every one of us matters, no matter what

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a rainbow light, coming  from a crystal in a window
landing on the heart,
emphasizing the essence of this message
every single being on earth matters….yourself included
you matter

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no matter what you matter, crystal rainbow light

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you matter

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“Wishing you a relaxing and productive day, full of happiness and a peaceful and stable mind…”

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wishing you a relaxing and productive day filled with happiness and a peaceful and stable mind

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This is a kind wish that Kathy received a few years ago…
and one  that’s now hanging as a “suncatcher”
in windows of  her home….

  illuminating a “wish”…

for a balance of ….
relaxation and productivity,

a blossoming of…
happiness,

and the developing of….
a peaceful, steady and stable mind…

And so I pass this wish along to every one of us….
may we nourish and develop all of these qualities
as much, and as often, as possible
throughout each day of our lives

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“Life is so generous a giver….” Fra. Giocondo, Christmas Eve, 1513

A selection, below,  from Weekly Quotes, from Linda Graham, Recovering Resilience

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“Fra Giovanni Giocondo (c.1435-1515) was a Renaissance pioneer, accomplished as an architect, engineer, antiquary, archaeologist, classical scholar, and Franciscan friar. Today we remember him most for his reassuring letter to Countess Allagia Aldobrandeschi on Christmas Eve, 1513, a perennial favorite in these weekly quotes.” weekly quotes, Resources for Recovering Resilience, Linda Graham

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life is so generous a giver Fra Giocondo

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life is so generous a giver excerpts

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life is so generous fra Giocondo explanation

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life is so generous fra Giocondo beseech you to look

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added several hours later…
a photo of some rainbow lights shining on one of the printed pages…
that page was hanging from a lamp, next to a chair I was sitting in…
the light was coming through a crystal, hanging in the south facing window behind me…
a continuing fascination each day,  as I  watch where the rainbow lights light…
ahhhhhh…the joys of watching the meandering path of the rainbow lights,
honoring and appreciating the wisdom of the lighting lights…
ahhhhh….the de-lightful rainbow lights…
“to see we only have to look…I beseech you to look!”

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life is so generous crystal light friend

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Added 2/14 …
several wonderful “places” I looked….
“Three Principal Aspects of the Path,”  teachings from Je Tsong Khapa,
the transcript of teachings by Ven. Jampa’s teacher, Khensur Rinpoche
and
“The Easy Path,”
teachings from Gyumed Khensur Lobsang Jampa, edited by Lorne Ladner
Several very special months of “study” and reflection

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Rinpoche's book cover and rainbow lights 44

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“little snail, inch by inch, climb Mt. Fuji!” Haiku by Issa

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little snail inch by inch climb haiku

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HaikuGuy website: “little snail, inch by inch, climb Mt. Fuji!”

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Others can shine a light that helps you to see, but you are still doing the seeing….these qualities are within you

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Rejoice in what we were able to complete or achieve

Originally posted, 1/14/12: These ideas were written in the comments section of the 1/2/12  post: “Set a positive intention…”


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

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Habituating our mind and reactions…. persevering with it

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Everything in life is a lesson we can learn from

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Please be at peace, free from worry, stress and pressure

 


“Comfort” places are something that can be found within

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To really develop a joyful mind, and grow and be the best you can be

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advice joyful mind to grow and be the best you can be

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To appreciate opportunities for growth and development….

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opporutnities for growth and development

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Interactions with like minded people… inspiration, perspective and encouragement

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advice interactions with like minded people... inspiration

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Encouraging you to develop a strong belief in yourself, your ideas and your ability to act on your ideas

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encouraging belief in yourself, in your ideas and your ability to act on your ideas

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Nurturing belief, growth and acceptance….

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belief, growth, accepance, patience, effort, perseverance

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“Patience is a vast subject…” ….learning to nurture and develop more patience

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patience is a vast subject

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ahhhhhhh…. patience…
definitely a vast subject,
and it seems to develop over time.
We might progress in developing patience in some areas
and then “poof…”
“where did it go?”
patience is lacking in another area
I guess I might benefit from developing patience in the expanding practice of  patience?

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When I first met Jampa, one of my “least favorite” words was “patience”… I bristled each time Jampa mentioned that word. Sometimes I wondered if the word was mentioned simply to add irritation…of course,  that wasn’t the reason, but I had such difficulty with patience in some areas that it seemed that way.  Oddly enough, at that time, I worked with children who had challenges and I was extremely patient with them…but in other situations, including with myself…not so much… patience does seem to be a vast subject.

Strangely enough, the top google search term for people arriving at Reflections for a Friend is… “patience”

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Link to a number of other “Reflections from a Friend” posts with ideas and quotes about patience….(this post appears first, just scroll down through posts)  patience posts on “reflections from a friend”

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advice patience is needed

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Below are some ideas I had come up with several years ago…2009….for developing more patience in some of the specific areas on that first card/image.  I use these ideas with myself, but  surprisingly, several 10 year old students also really resonated with many of the ideas.  I’m including the ideas here, in case they might be helpful for anyone else.  (The “phrases” are very basic and simple…maybe even seeming a bit “childish”…. but sometimes in the midst of a reaction, I sometimes feel like a little kid and find simple to be more helpful than longer lines of reasoning.)

Link to larger image  of that chart, in case it’s too small or difficult  to read within this post. “Patience phrases”

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developing patience ideas for saying to oneself

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patience is a vast subject Ven. Jampa

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