Whatever you believe about yourself on the inside is what you will manifest on the outside.

"COURAGE is what it takes to stand up and speak, COURAGE is also what it takes to sit down and listen" - Winston Churchill

There is still much to be done...let's not lose sight.




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Buddhism - Path To Peace



'Nothing Higher to Live For- A Buddhist View of Romantic Love'

If it is possible to live with a purpose, what should that purpose be? A purpose might be a guiding principle, a philosophy, or a value of sovereign importance that informs and directs our activities and thoughts. To have one is to live seriously — though not necessarily wisely — following some track, believing in a hub to the wheeling universe or a sea toward which we flow or an end before which all the hubbub of civilization subsides. What is your purpose, friend, or what should it be?

Perhaps most of us do not come to a clear conclusion in the matter, but this does not mean we have no purpose, only that we do not recognize it or admit it or even choose it for ourselves. In the unhappiest case nature simply takes its course, which is a turbid meandering through the swamps of desire. If life means nothing then only pleasure is worthwhile; or if life has meaning and we cannot getat it then still only enjoyment matters — such is the view of brutes and some sophisticated philosophers. It slips into the unconscious by default when we hold no other, but we are reluctant to entertain it and will rather, if we think about it, take as our purpose support of family, search for beauty, improvement of society, fame, self-expression, development of talent, and so on. But it might be fair to say that apart from these or beneath these the fundamental purpose of many of us is the search for love, particularly romantic love.

The love of a man for a woman and a woman for a man is often the floor to which people fall after the collapse of other dreams. It is held to be solid when nothing else is, and though it frequently gives way and dumps them into a basement of despair, it still enjoys a reputation of dependability. No matter that this reputation is illogical — it still flourishes and will continue to flourish regardless of what is said in any book. Love, or possibly the myth of love, is the first, last, and sometimes the only refuge of uncomprehending humanity.

While we cannot all at once purify our sentiments of their dross, we can raise the aim of our thought and conduct, and reflect on — indeed, contemplate — the virtues of the Buddha and the noble ones who are free from taint. Their achievement is an image to set before our inner eye, something higher to live for, within and beyond the motions of our conventional life. No good thing prospers in ignorance. The more we understand this flawed universe the more skillfully we can live, and the happier we will be.

'We love best when we do not love out of desperation.'

MAY ALL BE HAPPY!!!

~ Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano ~
'Nothing Higher to Live For- A Buddhist View of Romantic Love' 

 If it is possible to live with a purpose, what should that purpose be? A purpose might be a guiding principle, a philosophy, or a value of sovereign importance that informs and directs our activities and thoughts. To have one is to live seriously — though not necessarily wisely — following some track, believing in a hub to the wheeling universe or a sea toward which we flow or an end before which all the hubbub of civilization subsides. What is your purpose, friend, or what should it be?

Perhaps most of us do not come to a clear conclusion in the matter, but this does not mean we have no purpose, only that we do not recognize it or admit it or even choose it for ourselves. In the unhappiest case nature simply takes its course, which is a turbid meandering through the swamps of desire. If life means nothing then only pleasure is worthwhile; or if life has meaning and we cannot getat it then still only enjoyment matters — such is the view of brutes and some sophisticated philosophers. It slips into the unconscious by default when we hold no other, but we are reluctant to entertain it and will rather, if we think about it, take as our purpose support of family, search for beauty, improvement of society, fame, self-expression, development of talent, and so on. But it might be fair to say that apart from these or beneath these the fundamental purpose of many of us is the search for love, particularly romantic love.

The love of a man for a woman and a woman for a man is often the floor to which people fall after the collapse of other dreams. It is held to be solid when nothing else is, and though it frequently gives way and dumps them into a basement of despair, it still enjoys a reputation of dependability. No matter that this reputation is illogical — it still flourishes and will continue to flourish regardless of what is said in any book. Love, or possibly the myth of love, is the first, last, and sometimes the only refuge of uncomprehending humanity.

 While we cannot all at once purify our sentiments of their dross, we can raise the aim of our thought and conduct, and reflect on — indeed, contemplate — the virtues of the Buddha and the noble ones who are free from taint. Their achievement is an image to set before our inner eye, something higher to live for, within and beyond the motions of our conventional life. No good thing prospers in ignorance. The more we understand this flawed universe the more skillfully we can live, and the happier we will be. 

'We love best when we do not love out of desperation.'

MAY ALL BE HAPPY!!! 

~ Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano ~



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LOVE YOURSELF


The strongest action of a women is to love herself first.
Stop being so hard on yourself.
What do we all all have in common…we all have had our own “ROCK BOTTOM”, our defining moment of courage.
It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before…to test your limits …to break through barriers.  We all have our own paths to walk and overcoming hurdles allows you to free yourself from any labels of circumstances. Your relationship with yourself is the most important one you’ll ever have.
Give yourself permission… to not beat yourself up!
We all fall victim to this unconscious mental script now and then.But you know what? It’s no way to live!I’m not good enough…I shouldn’t have said that…why did I say it that way?…I should have said something…I can’t believe I wore this out of the house…Any of those sound even remotely familiar? It’s our little ego popping up and hammering away on our self-esteem. And you know what? Most, if not all of that, is not even true!So here are three simple ways to start the process today of being kinder to oneself:
1. Be mindful of how your internal monologue sounds day in and day out.Like any other habit, we can habitually talk down to ourselves. You know that saying “think before you speak”, well try that internally. Be consciously aware. Have kind thoughts about yourself.
2. Positive Affirmations where you will see them each and every day. “I am beautiful.” or “I have the courage to love.” Write notes that remind you of what you love most about yourself. Read them out loud, every day, at least once, ideally at least ten times each time you notice one of them. Sticky notes are fabulous for such affirmations and goals.
3. Free yourself from negative people
Relationships should help you, not hurt you. Surround yourself with people that are like-minded, who reflect the person you want to be. Choose people who admire you, who love and respect you- people who make your day a little brighter simply by being in it.
Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness right out of you. When you free yourself from negative people, you free yourself to be YOU and being YOU is the only true way to live.
Take an opportunity to acknowledge your self for many of the things you do, big or small. Honor yourself from a place of kindness and gentleness. We do what we know to be the best at that time. Forgive yourself when needed and celebrate yourself whether you think you need it or not. We all deserve to be celebrated.

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John Assaraf Inspirational Quotes

“The most wonderful gift one human being can give to another is, in some way, to make that person’s life a little bit better to live.”

"Here's the problem. Most people are thinking about what they don't want, and they're wondering why it shows up over and over again."

"Our job as humans is to hold on to the thoughts of what we want, make it absolutely clear in our minds what we want, and from that we start to invoke one of the greatest laws in the Universe, and that's the law of attraction. You become what you think about most, but you also attract what you think about most."

"We're all connected. We just don't see it. There isn't an "out there" and an "in here." Everything in the Universe is connected. It is just one energy field."

"Everything is made up of the exact same thing, whether it's your hand, the ocean, or a star."

"And so just when we think that resources are dwindling, we find new resources that can achieve the same things."

"The simplest way for me to look at the law of attraction is if I think of myself as a magnet, and I know a magnet will attract to it."

"We can have whatever it is that we choose. I don't care how big it is."



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You will never be happy if you continue to hold onto things that make you sad.
SO...
Go on...
I dare you...
BE HAPPY!!



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