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Every aspect of you right now, the air that fills your lungs, the clothes that you wear, the food you ate today, all of that comes from outside of you. This ever-present, life-encompassing, compassionate earth sustains you. You are part of this effortless cycle of give and take. You are participating in an exchange with… Continue reading Quote for the Week

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Self-compassionate people recognize that being imperfect and experiencing life difficulties is inevitable, so they tend to be gentle with themselves when confronted with painful experiences rather than getting angry when life falls short of set ideals. ~ Kristin Neff Definition of Self Compassion

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In the Buddhist tradition, compassion and love are seen as two aspects of the same thing: compassion is the wish for another being to be free from suffering; love is wanting them to have happiness.. ~ The Dalai Lama Living the Compassionate Life

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We understand where others are and acknowledge that they want the same thing we want: to be happy and at peace. Then, we nourish this type of care because we recognize that our happiness is completely intertwined. ~ Vanessa Zuisei Goddard Four Ways of Looking at Lovingkindness

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Metta meditation, or loving-kindness meditation, is a Buddhist practice for cultivating compassion for ourselves and others through directing loving, friendly phrases and goodwill. The word “metta” is a Pali word, most often translated as loving-kindness, but has also been translated as universal goodwill or loving-friendliness. Metta Meditation: A Complete Guide to Loving-Kindness Meditation

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We all have the potential to abide in the Brahmaviharas: loving-kindness, compassion, appreciative joy, and equanimity. When we know how to do this, these capacities become an inner wealth, more valuable than any outer riches. To tap into this wealth, Buddhism teaches practices for developing each of the four capacities of the heart. Love doesn’t… Continue reading Quote for the Week

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“When awareness becomes continuous, remembering and knowing the mind at work, practice becomes effortless. The mind becomes familiar and intimate with itself.” ~ Sayadaw U Tejaniya

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“What some meditative traditions call “natural awareness” is a state of being where our focus is on awareness itself rather than on the things we are aware of. It’s “awareness of awareness.” It is generally relaxed, effortless, and spacious.” ~ Diana Winston What is Natural Awareness?

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“We all have so much doing in our lives. We rarely have the time and space to simply be. Open awareness gives us that space. It helps us shift from ‘doing’ to ‘being.’ ” ~ Cortland Dahl

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“As human beings we are subject to continual changes in life. The Taoists spoke about the ten thousand sorrows and the ten thousand joys. Joy turns to sorrow. Sorrow turns to joy. No one is exempt. Equanimity is the liberating quality that allows us to keep our hearts open and balanced, quiet and steady, in… Continue reading Quote for the Week

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