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Posts tagged “Persistence

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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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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living richly meaning purpose contribution community 2

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“little snail, inch by inch, climb Mt. Fuji!” Haiku by Issa

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little snail inch by inch climb haiku

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HaikuGuy website: “little snail, inch by inch, climb Mt. Fuji!”

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

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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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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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5/20/13 Relax, work with what you have…in time it will sort itself out…

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relax, work with what you have, in time it will sort itself out...

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5/2/13 To not worry so much over things we have no control over….

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to not worry so much over things we have no control over

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One of the earliest bits of advice, below…. still working away at this one…
little bit, little bit….little bit at a time

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maybe it would be good to have a wee break from worrying

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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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4/18/13 Encourage you to slow down…

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Encourage you to slow down

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11/21/12 “Joyful effort”…. helps us remain upbeat and positive

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Link to “Six Perfections” image
Links to some other posts about various “Perfections”


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

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6/17/12 The mind must be developed by you alone….

 

 

From DailyDalaiLama.com

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But….
thank goodness for help, encouragement and support from others
while working toward that…
And keeping in mind….
slowly, slowly
one day at at time…

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9/7 To habituate our minds and reactions


6/24 Take one step at a time…



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