The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly. – The Buddha
We hear this word from many different places and people. Yet when it comes giving compassion, for some of us, it is easier to give compassion to others than to ourselves.
Stop just this one moment. Breathe in. Breathe out.
Now, again, breathe in but this time breathe in the word, “Compassion” and then breathe out the word “Compassion”. Feel a white clear light enter your body with each ‘in-breath’. Feel a white clear light released with each ‘out-breath’.
When we allow ourselves to receive compassion we are saying we are worthy of love. Allow compassion to enter your life so that you may understand and return it to all beings.
~ Debra Saturday
In the middle of this road, we call our life
I found myself in a dark wood
with no clear path through. ~ Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy, “Inferno.”
The outer world in all its variety and our inner world of thoughts and emotions are not as they seem.
All phenomena appear to exist objectively, but their true mode of existence is like a dream: apparent yet insubstantial.
The experience of emptiness is not found outside of the world of ordinary appearance, as many people mistakenly assume. In truth, we experience emptiness when the mind is free of grasping at appearance.
-Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, “The Theater of Reflection” (Thank you Martie for this great thought for today!)
Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds. Shine.-Buddhist Quote