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Did I do something today to contribute to another’s happiness?

I heard the most wonderful question the other day which I intend to ask myself each night: “Did I do something today to contribute to another’s happiness?” Simple…yet…so profound… Something to contemplate, and something to give my mind to ‘do’ … Continue reading

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The Examined Life

“Life is profound if you’re awake to see it. It’s one thing to draw from culture, it’s another thing to be drawn so deeply into the culture that your true nature disappears. Wisdom is not merely something to be gained … Continue reading

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They say to be careful what you wish for…

As I did my practice this morning, I contemplated the past month of my life… I came back from a lovely trip to my favorite place on Earth…to chaos, constant work for about 3 weeks, and more changes… During this … Continue reading

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When we change the principal object of our concern…

When we change the principal object of our concern, we will spontaneously act in ways that are beneficial to others.

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The Four Noble Truths

The Four Noble Truths state: 1. There is suffering (discontent) in this world. 2. There is a cause for this suffering. 3. There is an end to this suffering. 4. There is a path to the cessation of suffering.

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Time is a mental construct

Timeā€¦is a mental construct. The only reason we feel that time is going faster, is because in relation to the time we have been alive, a year is smaller and smaller. When we were 1, a year was a ‘lifetime’, … Continue reading

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As long as we live in this world…

“As long as we live in this world, we are bound to encounter problems. If, at such times, we lose hope and become discouraged, we diminish our ability to face difficulties. If, on the other hand, we remember that it … Continue reading

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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” — Insights from the Dalai Lama

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If one’s life is simple…

“If one’s life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the … Continue reading

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If the mind is tranquil

“If the mind is tranquil and occupied with positive thoughts, the body will not easily fall prey to disease.” — Insights from the Dalai Lama

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