Great meeting tonight!! Led another forgiveness meditation and also shared with everyone of my intention to lead them all with a heart practice every week this year. 2011 will be the year of the heart…I decided!
This is what should be done by one who is skilled in goodness And who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright, straightforward and gentle in speech, Humble and not conceited, contented and easily satisfied. Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways. …
“As a mother watches over her child, willing to risk her own life to protect her only child, with a boundless heart should we cherish all living beings, suffusing the whole world with unobstructed loving-kindness.
Standing or walking, sitting or lying down, during all one’s waking hours, may one remain mindful of this heart and way of living that is the best in the world”
“I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.”—Dalai Lama (via comeseeinsidemybones)