A link to Spirit Lights the Way blog…

My fellow blogger friend, Naomi, has a post that I think will give you pause and reflect on your Enjoyment of Time….the post title is 75 Waggish Ways to Waste Time.  In fact, re-read the post…I bet your eyes have roamed over some ‘ways’ as we try to ‘save time’by scanning…

For me, it certainly was not a ‘waste of time’.

Enjoy your day.

Tashi Delek!

Whether you celebrate Christmas,  Kwanzaa,  Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or another day that is special to you during this time of the year…I pray this for all of us…

May all sentient beings be happy and have the causes of happiness.

May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the causes if suffering.

May all sentient beings never be separated from the happiness that is free from suffering.

May all sentient beings abide in equanimity, free attachment and detachment.

Earth and Us…

Deep Ecology: We are the offspring of dirt and air and water

Lin Jensen is unstinting in his fierce dedication to environmental causes. The problem at its root is that we have become disengaged from the earth. We must correct this if we are ever to change our course. But can Buddhism help us do this?

There’s nothing in Buddhist philosophy like that of the biblical tradition granting humans “dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Nor is there anything in Buddhist teaching that puts the care of earth in human hands. What the teaching actually does is put we humans in the care of earthly hands. We are the offspring of dirt and air and water, and no prideful boast to the contrary alters that.

The notion of interconnectedness ties us to all living things and our planet. There is no other place to go to. As Lin says, “We are the offspring of dirt and air and water”—shouldn’t we care for our parents?

 

from Tricycle…..please go HERE to read more.

 

Love and Compassion

Even our physical structure seems more suited to feelings of love and compassion. We can see how a calm, affectionate, wholesome state of mind benefits our health and physical well-being. Conversely, feelings of frustration, fear, agitation, and anger can be destructive to our health. This is why we are impelled to seek happiness. ~ His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

Appreciate Your Family and Friends

Stop fighting with your family members, spouse, or friends. Start appreciating. Enjoy each other. Stop looking at the other’s faults. Start to appreciate each other’s qualities. Life is short. Even if you live one hundred years, how long will you live with all your faculties intact? The period we have to appreciate each other is quite limited. ~ Gelek Rimpoche