Love is a practice

“Love is the capacity to take care, to protect, to nourish. If you are not capable of generating that kind of energy toward yourself- if you are not capable of taking care of yourself, of nourishing yourself, of protecting yourself- it is very difficult to take care of another person.

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Love Now!

Among all the conversations rolling around our heads, isn’t love among the most vital?  I implore you to also watch it with your full attention. It’s very uplifting.   For me, the fastest way for me to spread love is to think kind thoughts so that my actions and speech increase the joy in life. What is the easiest way, do you think, that you can share love with someone today?  

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A Cloud is Just a Cloud

Even if you are feeling lousy, don’t identify with it. This is a serious mistake for any soul-searcher. So, you feel depressed today. Fine. Be aware of it.  Depression is the visitor today. You don’t have control over who knocks on your door and requests a visit. But you do control how you respond, and this is most critical. When a negative emotion knocks, and you ignore the call, does it go away? Does it really?

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Happitude

Buddha stated that happiness is not found in a set of circumstances, but is found in a set of attitude.  An easy way to find unhappiness is to grumble and complain about life.  When the mind is focusing on the positive with gratitude,  it is difficult to complain, and hence, happiness naturally flows through us. Nature is  very kind to us. Whichever attitude we choose, complaining or celebrating, nature reflects back to us exactly what we are seeking.

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Deliberate Purpose

“Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi -1869-1948, Indian Political and Spiritual Leader

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