Tag Archives | compassion

The Dalai Lama and the purpose of life

“The purpose of life is to increase the warm heart.   Think of other people. Serve other people sincerely. No cheating …” His Holiness The Dalai Lama And I don’t think the Dalai Lama would object to our wonderful four-legged friends as well. They certainly know how to increase the warm heart and comfort a weary […]

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Lovingkindness Meditation

Lovingkindness meditation, known as “metta” meditation – and “metta” is a Pali word for “friend” — is a classic Buddhist practice of goodwill.  This practice is said to bring many benefits of peacefulness and protection.  This is a deceptively simple practice in which you begin the focus on yourself and later direct your attention to […]

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Perfectly human

Does this sound familiar? You know you’re hard on yourself; you frequently belittle and second-guess yourself.  You didn’t do this right. You forgot to say that.  You review prior conversations and practice future ones in your head. You see every gaffe, misstep, and wrong word as an unbearable breach. You sometimes embarrass yourself with an […]

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Ready for a life review?

When we pass over, we are welcomed by loved ones.  We are also given the opportunity — in the presence of a guardian angel type — to review our life.   I imagine the angel says something like, “Let’s roll the videotape” and every frame of our life unfolds before us.  We each get to see where we acted […]

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Tell me a story about your shoes

From the Healing Story Alliance, I bring you a bit light by way of a healing story by Lani Peterson (© 2014). It will warm your heart. “One Thursday morning at the Women’s Lunch Place, a soup kitchen/community center to support homeless women in downtown Boston, I was given this gift of a story in […]

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Are you Jesus?

Hello, lovies, it is Passover and Easter Week, followed by an astrological Grand Cross. In other words, the energies are percolating. We are going to be called to walk in our integrity, swim the deep waters of reflection and expanded consciousness, and proudly wear our open hearts. Are you ready? I think you have never […]

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