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Posts tagged “Love

“Life is short…make haste to be kind”

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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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simply offer

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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Compassion…faith in and living with……

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July 6…
the 80th birthday of HH DalaiLama, a true inspiration

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goodness...faith in and living with compassion

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“The Dalai Lama is turning 80 years old on July 6, but he doesn’t want any gifts. Instead, your social media presence is the present.

In honor of his milestone birthday, His Holiness is asking people to share photos, videos and quotes depicting people simply treating one another kindly, along with the hashtag #withcompassion on social accounts.”  (from Huffington Post )

 

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goodness kindness love as much and often

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acceptance kindness patience understanding as often as possible

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goodness....basic goodness

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goodness...faith in and living with compassion

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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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“Friday Wishes”…to develop an appreciation of this wonderful life we have…. warmth, love and appreciation

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warmth, love and appreciation of this wonderful live we have

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One of my very favorite “cards”…one  of the first I ever “made”
with an inspiring and encouraging message

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“A Friday Wish” for us all…
several years ago,  I received this lovely wish…
passing along this encouraging wish to friends, family, loved ones, all beings,
nurturing an appreciation of this wonderful life that we have,
so many opportunities,
so much happiness and generosity,
overflowing with warmth, love and appreciation,
“Friday Wishes”

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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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“There’s so much you can rejoice in!”

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The Easy Path, rejoice...there is so much you can rejoice in

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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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Flexibility …. and the universal notions of truth, justice, compassion and goodness

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truth justice compassion goodness

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flexibility….
but within the context of  truth, justice, compassion and goodness

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compassion goodness truth justice

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Tibet, My Story,
by Jetsun Pema, sister of the DalaiLama
an excellent book

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Faith in, and living with, goodness, kindness and love

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Faith in and living with goodness, kindness and love

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faith in…
and living with…
goodness, kindness and love
as much….as often…as fully
as possible…
simply
goodness, kindness and love

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Friday Wishes… be still and know you are loved, valued, appreciated, resourceful and strong

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know that you are loved valued appreciated resourceful strong Friday Wishes

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A “Friday Wish” for all of us…
the wish for us to take in and to realize
that each of us is
loved, valued, appreciated, resourceful and strong…

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That our positive and loving thoughts, words and actions
are contributing to the happiness and well being of others,
To persist in living with that goodness…
to realize the loving, positive contribution each of us is making,
each day of our lives
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~ Friday Wishes ~
for each of  us to realize and take in these ideas

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thank you to those who have offered so much

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A photo of a newly created and constructed  “windspinner mobile”…
…hanging outside our window…
blowing gently and gracefully in the breezes

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know that you are loved valued appreciated resourceful and strong... windspinner mobile blowing  gracefully

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spanish estar quietos y saber que eres amado valorado apreciado

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“You think this is just another day in your life…it’s not just another day…it’s a gift” …excerpts from the video “A Good Day” and inspirational TED video “Gratitude”

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The following  is from the inspiring video “A Good Day”
by Benedictine monk, Br. David Steindl-Rast
and part of the wonderful TED video
 Gratitude, by Louis Schwartzberg

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“A Good Day”
a video filled with inspiration,
encouraging us to open up our senses of awareness, appreciation and gratitude
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To simply appreciate the people in your life…those who have touched your life….

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to simply appreciate the people in your life, those who have touched your life...

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6/28/13 “To develop a sense of appreciation of this wonderful life that we have…warmth, love and appreciation”

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wamth love and appreciation

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6/21/13 To have a strong sense of love and compassion for others….

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to develop a strong sense of love and compassion for others

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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”


6/4/13 Pause, reflect and allow a deep sense of purpose to develop

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pause, reflect and allow a deep sense of purpose to develop

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5/8/13 To really develop a deep sense of appreciation for the life we have…

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To really develop a deep sense of appreciation for the life we have

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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


3/30/13 So thankful to the loved ones who are sharing in our lives…

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appreciating life and the loved ones in our lives

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Companion post on Pocket Perspectives: 3/30/1985 Morning Has Broken…love and appreciating, as life hurries on


3/22/13 Appreciate each moment that we have….use each moment to grow

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appreciate each moment we have...use each moment to grow

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photo….a little “self seeded” lambs ear, growing in a small crack in concrete


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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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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“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….”