Sharing encouraging ideas….

Loving kindness

“Life is short…make haste to be kind”

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Simply offer….compassion, love and an abundance of positive qualities

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Throughout each day,
simply offer….
“to have good motivation and intention in whatever we do”

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simply offer... positive motivation and intention Jampa

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simply offer...with positive intention and motivation

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simply offer

nurturing…offering…sharing
The Four Immeasurables:
loving kindness, compassion, rejoicing in positives, equanimity

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simply offer...compassion loving kindness and other positve qualities

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nurturing, offering, sharing
The Six Perfections:
generosity, patience, ethical choices, joyful effort, concentration, wisdom

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simply offer...nurturing generosity and other positive qualities

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Throughout each and every day…
living with positive aspirations and intentions,
as much and as often as we’re able

simply offer…..
nurturing and sharing
such an abundance of positive qualities
offering…to ourselves
offering…to each other

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simply offering...nurturing of so many positive qualities..

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advice good motivation and intention Ven. Jampa

 

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simply offer...nurturing and sharing love,compassion generosity perfections immeasurables

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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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“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 Salt Lake City newspaper, the Dalai Lama offering kindness and comfort to two grieving parents:  “The Healing Powers of The Dalai Lama”

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HHDalaiLama be kind whenever possible helpful qualities

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

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applying patience love kindness and wisdom in our daily lives

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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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May all those at the DalaiLama teaching in Melbourne, Australia today have a very special day, Ven. Jampa included.
DalaiLama teaching on “Training the Mind “ Eight Verses of Mind

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Today’s related post on Pocket Perspectives: DalaiLama quote and “Make haste to be kind”


4/28/13 Applying patience, love, kindness and wisdom in our daily lives

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patience, love, kindness and wisdom ...deeper levels of trees

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“We do not believe in ourselves until…” ….. recognizing “basic goodness” in ourselves and others

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Ideas from Kathy

More evolving ideas about ideas in yesterday’s post… getting past “wanting approval  from others”
Ongoing reflecting, pondering and figuring  from Kathy

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A quote from eecummings…. with a slight revision by Kathy in the second section….
learning to become one’s own source of realizing value…
it’s truly a blessing to receive this from others,
but then learning to realize that oneself,
recognizing and appreciating one’s own basic goodness,
and the basic goodness in each and every one of us

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ee cummings we do not believe in ourselves until

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a few ideas that Kathy is trying to use and “live with”…

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ideas for getting past seeking approval from others

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I heard a simple and lovely song yesterday….a song that ties in with this idea…
learning to recognize, acknowledge and appreciate one’s own basic goodness,
nurturing that appreciation with kindness and care

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The lyrics of the song…

“It’s a joy to get to know you…”
that “you” can be others,
but “you”  can also be “oneself”
getting to “know” oneself,
recognizing and valuing one’s own basic goodness….
and appreciating the basic goodness of others as well

getting past seeking approval it's a joy to get to know you

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A youtube video of this very simple song…”it’s a joy to get to know you”
pretty melody, loving lyrics, whimsical art…

There are more than 7 billion wonderful “you’s”  in this world,
including each and every one of us…
(and trillions including all living beings )
May we each develop the awareness of this basic goodness,
to get to know it,
to recognize and appreciate this precious goodness in ourselves and others

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“it’s a joy to get to know you….”


Buddhist nun, Ani Choying Drolma singing “Smile-Muskaan”…a very gentle and loving song and video

Buddhist nun, Ani Choying Drolma…singing Smile, Muskaan. I saw this wonderful video on the blog, This Time, This Space, where there are further descriptions about Ani Choying and the Ani Foundation. The song is very special, and hence Kathy is adding it here today.


“Life is short…make haste to be kind”

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life is short, make haste to be kind

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Expanded posts on PocketPerspectives: “Make haste to be kind!”
and “Carmel, Point Lobos, Big Sur…Follow Your Bliss”


1/18/13 The DalaiLama “All religious traditions carry basically the same message…that is love, compassion and forgiveness”

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From 1/18/2013: TheDailyDalaiLama.com

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The Dalai Lama love compassion forgiveness

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expanding upon those ideas…

a strong sense of compassion


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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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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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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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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“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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11/4/12 “Life is short….make haste to be kind!”

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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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9/9/12 Applying patience, love, kindness and wisdom in our daily lives

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7/25/12 “faith” in goodness, kindness and love

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added by Kathy….
“faith” in goodness, kindness and love


7/23/12 Life changes…so we should make the most of this very moment, right now

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This idea is taken from a longer selection, posted in December,
in response to a question from a visitor to Reflections
12/16/11:  Change is certain…appreciate what we have now

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7/21/12 “An every day wish”….for kindness, compassion, love, generosity and encouragement

 

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a wish that we might all rekindle each other’s light…
through
…thoughts….words….deeds…
of generosity, kindness, love, compassion and encouragement

 

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7/15/2012 “I pray for a more friendly, more caring, and more understanding human family on this planet…this is my heartfelt appeal….” HHDalaiLama

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from DailyDalaiLama  7/15/12
(link to site not functioning today)

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Such a heartfelt appeal…
a “page” created several years ago…framed and on a wall in our home

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Another page created February, 2010 ….
I just found this page in my files
the background knitting is a scarf  that I had knit
the words include some wonderful  “qualities”

Another variation

Pocket Perspectives link …. ” I pray for a more….”   7/15…(7/15/1916 was also Kathy’s  father’s birthdate) expanded post, with more images…


7/4/12 May all beings feel loved, nurtured, valued, cared for, cherished and appreciated

Here are  a few ideas and “pages” that Kathy posted on Pocket Perspectives today
perspectives on  kindness, nurturing and happiness
living with
“a warm heart…a good heart..
a sense of responsibility,
of concern for the well-being of others”

from: The DailyDalaiLama

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May all beings feel loved, nurtured, valued, cared for, cherished and appreciated

friends…family…loved ones
strangers…passers-by…
“beings”
all over the world
people and animals
…all beings….

Julie
(Kathy and Peter’s daughter)
and her beloved kitty
“Starbuck”
(named after Battlestar Gallatica character)
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“Starbuck Moment”
written by Julie…sent to Kathy
…a tribute to passing love along…

awww…..
so many hours were spent
25 years ago
walking the halls
bouncing…whispering…reassuring….soothing
and now
it’s being passed along

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And so on this Fourth of July
…in America,  it’s a day of remembering and celebrating…
the remarkable opportunities, freedoms and choices,
to go back to the basic awareness
of how precious it is
to use our freedoms, our choices and our opportunities
to nurture all beings,
people
and all beings,
in our own homes, in our cities, our countries
…all over the entire earth…
to love, value, nurture, care for and appreciate
every being on earth

“May all beings feel loved, valued, cared for, nurtured and appreciated”


6/3/2012 With warmth, love and appreciation

 

 

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Kathy posts this “card” every few months…
a nice reminder to nurture that sense of
warmth, love and appreciation