Quotes

 

I want to make the most of my talents and cultivate the seed that was placed in me.

 

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but liking what one has to do.

 


 

Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts.

 

 
 
 
Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that power to work is blessing, that love of work is success.
(David O. McKay)
 
 
 
 
 
"With each moment, we are given opportunities to create change using nothing more than our awareness".









Mother´s Day




A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity;
when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us;
when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness,
and cause peace to return to our hearts.

  ~Washington Irving





Click in the audio and voice recording below to hear a meditation from Anne Wilson Schaef on "Gifts".





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Let us try to recognize the precious nature of each day.

(The 14th Dalai Lama)

 



 
 
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We can give something to others.

We don´t always have to receive something first in order to give something away.

 

 Life is a Song - Sing it!

Life is a Game- Play it!

Life is a Challenge- Meet it!

Life is a Dream - Realize it!

Life is a Sacrifice - Offer it!

Life is Love - Enjoy it!

September 19th
Begin to recite inwardly the following phrases directed to yourself.
You begin with yourself because without loving yourself it is almost impossible to love others.
May I be filled with loving-kindness.
May I be well.
May I be peaceful and at ease.
May I be happy.
(Jack Kornfield)
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Once we conclude that the basic nature of humanity is compassionate rather than aggressive, our relationship to the world around us changes immediately.
Seeing others as basically compassionate instead of hostile and selfish helps us relax, trust, live at ease. It makes us happier.
(The 14th Dalai Lama in Buddhist Offerings 365 Days)
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SEPTEMBER 4
Patterns of the past echo in the present and resound through the future.
-Dhyani Ywahoo
We are a process, and the key to living that process is learning. Mistakes are not proof that we are bad; they are doors for learning and moving on.
[...Everything in our lives is an opportunity for learning. Often, our most painful experiences open doors that must be opened before we can take our next steps. That doesn´t mean that we don´t sometimes have to walk over what seem like beds of hot coals to reach the door. Yet once we reach the other side the learning is there...]
(Taken from Meditations for Women who do too Much by Anne Wilson Schaef)
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FREEDOM
Would you sell the colors of your sunset and the fragrance
Of your flowers, and the passionate wonder of your forest
For a creed that will not let you dance?
(Helene Johnson)
Would you? Have you? What kind of creed have we accepted that tells us that we are of no value unless we are working ourselves to death?
What kind of creed have we adhered to that tells us that doing is superior to being?
What belief have accepted that suggests that, if we are not rushing and hurrying, we have no meaning?
    We don´t have time for sunsets, fragrances of flowers, or the "passionate wonder of our forests". We don´t even see sunsets, flowers, or forests. Do they still exist?
    Dancing surely must be for pagans who don´t have to make money. We used to dance before we became so important.
(Taken from Meditations for Women who do too Much by Anne Wilson Schaef)



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"We can gradually drop our ideas of who we think we ought to be, or who we think we want to be, or who we think other people think we want to be or ought to be."

(Pema Chödrön)

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"It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end."
(Ursula K. Le Guin)
Let´s not miss the journey, Life is a process and the purpose of setting goals is to provide ourselves with a structure to help us go along our journey.

1 comment:

  1. A timely reminder that we can´t all be super teachers, all the time! Good to know other people are feeling the heat, not just me! Thanks

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