"I have been confronted with many difficulties throughout the course of my life, and my country is going through a critical period. But I laugh often, and my laughter is contagious. When people ask me how I find the strength to laugh now, I reply that I am a
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“Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime." ~ John Lewis
"If we don't try to change our mind, if we don't try to change ourselves to become a better person now, when will we?" ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Wisdom comes in many forms!
To help focus one’s attention ... it is necessary to find, in your mind, a blankness or emptiness and let the solution arise from that emptiness. — Christopher Alexander
“There can be no outer peace if there is no inner peace. These need to be in balance. But many are not willing to look within, and thus act in an ego driven way. Let us remember that even the policeman acting out and harming others needlessly is also suffering--as
Lama Roger Walsh weighs in on what makes for lasting happiness- 1) Cultivating gratitude. Particularly effective is writing down something each day for which you feel grateful. 2) Reframing difficult experiences positively. This, of course, is the old practice of looking for the silver lining. 3) Generosity. The old wisdom is
A message from Lama Surya Das We are in a transition, a pivot point, and while things are changing we have a great opportunity for creative imagination, transformative thinking, and concerted action. If real positive change is going to manifest in this world—systemic change, as well as altered hearts and minds-- we need to
"Do you want to do something to help the world situation? Then look within. As you change your consciousness to love, peace, harmony and unity, the consciousness of the whole world will change" ~ Eileen Caddy
"God always forgives, we forgive sometimes, but nature never forgives." ~ Pope Francis