The way we….

The way we define and delimit the self is arbitrary. We can place it between our ears and have it looking out from our eyes, or we can widen it to include the air we breathe, or at other moments we can cast its boundaries farther to include the oxygen-giving trees and plankton, our external lungs, and beyond them the web of life in which they are sustained.  ~  Joanna Macy, “Positive Disintegration”

 

Strong Determination!

When you admit to yourself, ‘I must make this change to be more happy’—not because the Buddha said so, but because your heart recognized a deep truth—you must devote all your energy to making the change. You need strong determination to overcome harmful habits. ~ Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, “Getting Started”

"A little statue of Buddha."

“A little statue of Buddha.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After December 17…

2012…I am taking a break from posting.

There are many projects in life this month and for the early months of 2013. And there is only one of me to complete them. 🙂

So my dear readers…I leave you (for the moment) with this prayer, for the balance of 2012 and all of 2013…

May all sentient beings have happiness and its causes

May all sentient beings be free of suffering and its causes

May all sentient beings not be separated from sorrowless bliss

May all sentient beings abide in equanimity, free of bias, attachment and anger

Buddha’s Blessings,

Debra