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Posts tagged “Loving kindness

“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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The blossoming of…. “The Six Perfections”….

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The blossoming of… “The Six Perfections”

Generosity
Patience
Ethical Choices
Joyful Effort
Concentration
Wisdom

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the blossoming of the six perfections...wisteria

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And…
“The Immeasurables”
Living with…
Loving kindness
Compassion
Empathetic Joy
Equanimity

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perfections immeasurables and the perfections

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May there be abundant blossoming of….positive qualities…

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Wisteria the blossoming of...abundant blossoms

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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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Sometimes all you can do is be strong, compassionate and patient

 

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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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5/25/2014 May your heart always be joyful…may your spirit always be true…. forever “young”

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Have you ever noticed how vibrant and joyful some people are…
seeming to embody the potential for one’s outlook to be….
“forever young”

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For all of us…

the body, of course, ages…
impermanence, of course, reigns,
but, may each of our hearts, minds and spirits
continue to be…
forever “young”…

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a birthday wish to all who were born on this day
May 25

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 forever young happy birthday 2014

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“forever young,”
a twinkle in the eye,
a kind, open, flexible, forgiving and loving heart,
a mind that is curious, explores, investigates,
one that discovers and experiences
“forever young….”
“forever true….”

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Forever young show up and choose to be present

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may you stay forever “young”…
with a twinkle in the eye, curiosity in the mind,  love in the heart,
May your heart always be joyful,
May your song always be sung,
forever  “young”

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Pete Seger, at 91 years old, speaking the inspiring and aspirational words of “Forever Young”
with his children’s chorus as background…
….forever young…

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Joan Baez….simply lovely…

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A “bridge” to allow more compassion and kindness toward ourselves and others

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Jampa all wish for happiness and freedom from suffering, a bridge

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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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Set positive intention and motivation to grow as much as you are able to in this coming year

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advice set a positive intention and motivation to grow this year

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The quote, above,  was from last year, or maybe another previous year.

(written by kathy) I’ve been reflecting, thinking, pondering and creating the pages below over the past few days…to help myself with accessing motivation and direction in the coming days, weeks and months…..but I had forgotten about the quote above until I just noticed it in today’s views in the wordpress dashboard area…what a nice synchronicity.  I hadn’t planned on posting these new pages here on Reflections, but perhaps I will….since they tie in so closely with the ideas in that quote….

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new year 2014 living richly steps and strategies

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new year 2014 living richly steps and self talk

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living with a sense of meaning purpose contribution and community

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a page with “empty” space for filling in ideas about…brainstorming for specific ideas, possibilities or goals, accessing a sense of possibility, setting intentions and  motivations… leading to actions…persisting and continuing to fruition

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living richly tall steps chart

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

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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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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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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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Becoming more aware and present… the least we can do is try to be there….

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beauty and grace are performed  Annie Dillard increasing our presence and awareness

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Learning to increase our own sense of presence and awareness,
again and again, reminding ourselves to come back to the present moment…
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“Beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them.
The least we can do is try to be there.”
Annie Dillard, Pilgrim on Tinker Creek.

I read this quote in a wonderful book
“Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment”
by Katrina Kenison.

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beauty and grace….
in our thoughts, words and actions,
in our hearts and minds,
in ourselves, our practice, others, nature….

“the least we can do is try to be there”

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increasing our sense of awareness and presence  The least we can do is try to be there

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Expanded post on Pocket Perspectives “Beauty and grace are performed…”

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Flexibility….such a wonderful mind state

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flexibility... such a wonderful mindstate...and including kindness, acceptance and compassion

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Spanish la flexibilidad la aceptance, la bondad, la compasion, la comprension 2


“Smile….Muskaan” a gentle, lovely song… sung by Ani Choying Drolma, a Buddhist nun….

 

“smile…”
“Muskaan”
A gentle, lovely song…
a song that feels so encouraging and nurturing,
sung beautifully by Buddhist nun Ani Choying Drolma

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Buddhist nun, Ani Choying Drolma…singing “Smile, Muskaan.”

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I don’t know what the actual words are… they’re in another language…but the soothing melody…. and the gentle and tender kindness in her eyes, smile, intonations, postures, actions and interactions “speak” so clearly…of gentleness, caring, kindness, generosity, acceptance… all presented with  a small, gentle and loving smile on her face… lovely.

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I saw this wonderful video on the blog, This Time, This Space, where there are further descriptions about Ani Choying and the Ani Foundation.

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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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