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Posts tagged “Meditation

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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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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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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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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Emotions arise…abide…and dissolve…not any real concern for worry

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An expanded post with additional ideas and  images on Pocket Perspectives:  “The Progression of Feelings..arise, abide, dissolve”

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Use what you know to find a solution to any problems

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reflections just  let it go

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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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To learn, reflect and meditate on these ideas…and then to implement them into your life

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advice learn reflect and meditate on these ideas


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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six perfections plus patience kindness love and wisdom...tree levels

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Confusion leads to practice and study … leads to understanding …

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confusion leads to study and practice leads to understanding and wisdom

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Understanding your mind …. leading to more contentment, peace, calmness and happiness

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mindfulness leading to contentment calmness happiness

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Causes lead to effects … past, present, future … from a banana bread perspective

 Cause and effect,
past to present to future
from the perspective of  baking  banana bread

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from Kathy…
I  find it helpful to continue to reflect on “cause and effect”
and the implications of cause-effect in daily life…
realizing that cause-effect dynamic really does exist,
becoming more aware of my own intentions and motivations
learning to restrain more often from doing  “less positive” actions
(not adding  hot pepper sauce to that banana bread dough)
and to make more positive choices
( use good quality ingredients, measure carefully)
ahhh…banana bread….
causes lead to effects
so to choose carefully

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causes lead to effects wisdom

 

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Each loaf of banana bread,
( or any object, thought or feeling )
comes out of dozens, hundreds, thousands of preceding “causes”…
some “causes”  may be more obvious and apparent,
other contributing “causes” might be far more subtle and difficult to realize.

And so to keep this in mind,
not only to become more aware of effects we’re constantly creating,
but to have more awareness and understanding
of how  “effects”  are evolving out of  a multitude of contributing causes,
not separate from those causes ,
an underlying interdependence among them all

 

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For sure, we can have a more quiet and still mind

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for sure we can have a more quiet and still mind

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Watching the mind “minding”…..perhaps, no need to “mind” what it’s “minding”….

I had given 3 very  pretty photo cards to a friend, but then the friend mentioned that he hoped I didn’t mind, but the cards were so special that he had given two of the cards away to other friends.

I thought in my mind….”what????….you gave them away???….well, yes I do mind”…and my awareness of my thoughts set off a progression of very helpful awarenesses about how my mind can be so busy “minding” so many things…being bothered, having opinions, over thinking, going into habitual thought patterns…too much minding.

So, it occurred to me that I could simply not “mind” what the mind was “minding.”…it’s simply doing what it does…a bit of play with words, but an important awareness.  And so I made a “re-minder” page about that  for myself…

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I don't need to "mind" wha the mind is "minding"

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the mind wants things to be a certain way....

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Perhaps, a lot of the time….
that is all there “is”….
simply  the mind being very busy  “minding”….
the thoughts seeming solid and significant,
but perhaps more similar to a dreamy, blurry illusion…
so….often no need to mind what the mind is minding,
it’s simply “minding”

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Is that all there is? simply the mind "minding"

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6/29/13 Change is certain….live our life now…appreciate and share what we have now

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Related post on Pocket Perspectives today, with more ideas: Life Changes…..”


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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6/1/13 What the mind rests on greatly influences our outlook or experience

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what the mind rests on greatly influences our outlook or experience

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4/28/13 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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six perfections plus patience kindness love and wisdom...tree levels

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Nurturing flexibility… allowing “I don’t know” to open up to “new learning”

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Nurturing flexibility…
in perceiving, interpreting, thinking and reacting…
in living  life…
Noticing that, at times,  we might “not know,”
Noticing when things might not be “the way we  think they are”…
and using that awareness of “not knowing”
as motivating energy for developing more learning and understanding…
wonderful benefits as we are “nurturing flexibility” in our thinking and understanding

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Nurturing flexibility

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Nurturing flexibility...not knowing leads to new learning

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Nurtuing flexibility...leading to more learning

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Nurturing flexibility

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A related previous post from Pocket Perspectives… I originally thought it was a “sad” and “discouraging” thing as I  became aware that  “I didn’t know,” but now I see that awareness of “not knowing” as a gateway to learning…a very hopeful and positive awareness. Link to post:  “Here’s what I know…. acceptance of not knowing” 

A short, 50 second youtube of those older “I don’t know” pages:

(well here is a bizarre “I don’t know”… !!!…the first youtube “I don’t know” booklet leads, unexpectedly,  into another youtube booklet… “In every moment, it’s all here”…a booklet that I’m not so fond of, but ties in with ideas I’ve been thinking about for the past week, too… I definitely “don’t know why” that is happening…bizarre!… I guess an opportunity for me to “nurture flexibility”???…just click stop…or click into youtube and browse through that youtube channel if you like… there are some interesting booklets mixed in there…approximately 50 booklets there )

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What wonderful changes can happen with time and learning more perspectives…changing from seeing “I don’t know” as a very sad and discouraging awareness…to realizing how true  “I don’t know”  sometimes is and what wonderful changes can come from awareness of that….

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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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Shantideva’s Prayer and The DalaiLama… “So long as space remains….”

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Shantideva’s Prayer
This is one of H.H. the Dalai Lama’s favourite prayers, extracted from “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” by Shantideva, a Buddhist master from the monastic university of Nalanda, India and composed in the eighth century of the Christian era”     FPMT brochure.

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Larger view of Shantideva’s Prayer  in upper “Extra Special Pages” area: Shantideva’s Prayer


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


3/13/13 Stay in the moment…

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stay in the moment

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stay in the moment, one step at a time

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3/11/13 You are growing mushrooms daily…

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a close up of some very beautiful, tiny tiny tiny little mushrooms
along the trail to Greeley Pond…

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you are growing mushrooms daily

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one thing leads to another and another

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