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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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Shantideva’s Prayer

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Shantideva's Prayer...for as long as space remains

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Shantideva’s Prayer

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“For as long as space remains,
For as long as sentient beings remain,
Until then may I too remain
To dispel the miseries of the world”

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Shantideva
8th Century Indian Buddhist Scholar
I’ve read that this is a daily prayer of The DalaiLama,
filled with courageous, tender and heartfelt wishes

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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
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“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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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…”


Nelson Mandela … a truly great man

Nelson Mandela…a truly great man
A video release on his birthday…July 18,2013
born July 18, 1918

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A few inspiring quotes from that video….

” my admiration….a great man…Nelson Mandela”
“perseverance, forgiveness, strength, wisdom and grace…”
“the embodiment of magnanimity and reconciliation …”
“dedication to others…his inspiration to serve, as he did, to build a more just and peaceful world…”
” to celebrate by following his example…by doing your best to help others, with a full,  happy, grateful heart…”
“take action, inspire change, make everyday a Mandela Day…”
“for one another, together we can create a better world…”
“thank you for your example….”

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May we all live our lives….
inspired by, and living with,  the heartfelt qualities of this great man…
Nelson Mandela

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“May the road rise to meet you….”

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Sung by Roger McGuinn, originally from the singing group, the Byrds
(the Byrds also sang “To everything there is a season….”)

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~ A traditional Irish Blessing  ~

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand

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Whatever “road” or “path” each of us may be upon…
may it rise to meet each one of us…
May we each feel held with gentleness, kindness and care,
may we hold each other with tenderness, generosity and love…
as we all travel along our way

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may we meet each moment….may we meet it with ease…

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

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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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To remain strong and see each opportunity to grow and learn in life

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advice stay strong, grow and learn in life

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Watching the America’s Cup races, in person and on tv,
has been a really inspiring learning experience for kathy…
watching the level of enthusiasm, persistence, hard work, unbelievable effort, steady motivation…
just keeping going,
no matter what the outcome might or seems to be…
especially Friday’s races…wow!
and then today’s (Sunday’s)  races, too…
wow…talk about persistence and continuing effort…wow!
And…
impermanence, changing nature in life…
things not being the way they appear…
loosening up in life…
wow!

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advice stay strong friday america's cup...persistence, keeping going

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6/30/13 Shantideva’s Prayer … and loving kindness wishes

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Shantideva’s Prayer

Shantideva
8th Century Indian Buddhist Scholar
I’ve read that this is a daily prayer of The DalaiLama,
filled with courageous, tender and heartfelt wishes

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Shantideva's Prayer...for as long as space remains

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“loving kindness” wishes

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loving kindness wishes and Shantideva's Prayer

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Shantideva's Prayer, another excerpt

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Shantideva's Prayer...for as long as space remains

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the compassionate hearts to help with “dispelling the miseries”….
but also nurturing and deeply appreciating the abundant love, goodness, happiness and joy….

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Kathy will be away on vacation for several weeks…so probably won’t be posting very much during this time

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“Plant flowers, pull weeds…the garden of life”…. increase the positives, decrease the negatives

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Plant Flowers, Pull Weeds...The Garden of Life

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HHDalaiLama...all the same potential to be good human beings

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Yesterday’s post on Pocket Perspectives: “Plant Flowers, Pull Weeds”
Originally heard that expression, “Plant Flowers, Pull Weeds,” from Rick Hanson


4/21/13 “One day at a time…that’s enough for now…”

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one day at a time...that's enough for now

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4/13/13 Confusion will occur… slowly we come to understand these states in a different way

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confusion will occur...slowly we come to understand these states in a different way

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3/12/13 A nice lesson about persevering and not giving up… “Go Nali!”

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ahhhh…
imagined or perceived limitations and fears…
learning to persevere and not give up…
just “chipping away”
“Go Nali!”
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Nali persevering and chipping away at things..go Nali!!!

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2/23/13 Allowing our minds to be flexible…

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allowing our minds to be flexible

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Creating and nurturing a positive path….we have promises to keep, and miles to go before we sleep

creating a positive path nurturing and developing

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creating a positive path identifying limiting habits

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As we travel along our path, whatever that path might be,
creating a positive one,
living with sincere intentions or vows…
we have promises to keep,
and miles to go before we “sleep”
(a parapharse from Robert Frost’s poem, Stopping by Woods)
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Creating a positive path  promises to keep

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See  similar Pocket Perspectives post for more images, examples, ideas and explanations: Pocket Perspectives, Positive Path


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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“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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“Joyful effort..”….living with lightness, brightness, courage and strength…

 “Joyful Effort”…
(added by Kathy….)
seeing “effort”  and living our lives
“living brightly”
our thoughts, words and actions,
our motivations and intentions
“joyful effort”


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Living brightly…
Living from the goodness of our hearts,
following an inspirational path…
making positive choices along the way…

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Living with lightness, brightness, courage and strength…

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“joyful effort”….a key element in fulfilling wishes…
intention…motivation….effort

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Similar post on Pocket Perspectives:
“May we dance brightly…with lightness, brightness, courage and strength”


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

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9/7 To habituate our minds and reactions