education

Education is the proper way to promote compassion and tolerance in society. Compassion and peace of mind bring a sense of confidence that reduce stress and anxiety, whereas anger and hatred come from frustration and undermine our sense of trust. Because of ignorance, many of our problems are our own creation. Education, however, is the instrument that increases our ability to employ our own intelligence.
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detoxing the spirit

THE DETOX PERIOD
“When you refrain from habitual thoughts and behavior, the uncomfortable feelings will still be there. They don’t magically disappear. Over the years, I’ve come to call resting with the discomfort “the detox period,” because when you don’t act on your habitual patterns, it’s like giving up an addiction. You’re left with the feelings you were trying to escape. The practice is to make a wholehearted relationship with that.”
(From Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change-Pema’s new book!)

Thank you Shambhala Publications for our weekly Heart Advice of the Week!

Let Your Light Shine

 

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

– Marianne Williamson (Nelson Mandela’s 1994 Inaugural Speech)

 

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” — Mother Teresa

Elie Wiesel

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation.” — Elie Wiesel

blessings

I believe the ultimate source of blessings is within us. A good motivation and honesty bring self-confidence, which attracts the trust and respect of others. Therefore the real source of blessings is in our own mind.

True Compassion

 “Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of

                    nature and its  beauty. “   -Albert Einstein

 

I am sometimes completely baffled by the things people say and believe.  Over the past couple weeks I have come across  people, animal advocates, telling me about their encounters with people stating that the work we do for animals we should be doing for people. Or people question if we would give the same effort for people.  I can only shake my head in wonder. First there is not a limit on true compassion…the more compassion we give the more it grows. Second we are interdependent ..the human species shares a home with all the other species on this amazing planet.  We are connected whether we want to admit it or not. It is our responsibility as part of the human species to care and protect in whatever way we can.  People can work for animal rights and human rights as well. One does not exclude the other.  I also support and work for women’s rights, which are human rights, protecting children from abuse and exploitation, protecting the environment, ending human trafficking and a variety of injustices I observe in my daily existence.  I do have a passion for animal rescue and I know it is because animals have been a tremendous gift in my life, helping me to heal, helping me to rediscover the love and compassion I have always had within myself.

The world needs more compassion for animals, for people, for the tress and plants, for the oceans, for all that we are connected to.  It is a strength to live a life of compassion. Love and compassion are human attributes just as hatred and indifference. Every day we have a choice in our daily interactions to either feed hatred and indifference  or choose kindness and compassion.  I don’t believe that we can have too much compassion in the world, if anything I think there is not enough.

Jen Donahue

 

“If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. “
-Francis of Assisi

capacity for love and tenderness

REJOICING GENERATES GOOD WILL
“The next time you go out in the world, you might try this practice: directing your attention to people—in their cars, on the sidewalk, talking on their cell phones—just wish for them all to be happy and well. Without knowing anything about them, they can become very real, by regarding each of them personally and rejoicing in the comforts and pleasures that come their way. Each of us has this soft spot: a capacity for love and tenderness. But if we don’t encourage it, we can get pretty stubborn about remaining sour.”
(From No Time To Lose by Pema Chödrön)

SHARE & END ANIMAL ABUSE

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Meet the emaciated Beagle, Wilson, rescued by the amazing Triangle Beagle Rescue of North Carolina.

Wilson weighs in at 11.5 lbs. He is approximately 6-8 months old. He is very anemic, to the point that the vet was surprised he was still alive, let alone holding his head up and walking around. He is a tough little guy. He has hook worms and mange. Right now he is on antibiotics, deworming medicine, children’s vitamins with iron. Please give tons of love to the team at Triangle Beagle Rescue for saving his life and giving him a second chance at love! He is on a long road to recovery. You can help Wilson with one simple tee. With every purchase we will send a $10.00 to help with his recovery. 
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SHARE & END ANIMAL ABUSE http://bit.ly/RHIJUn

Meet the emaciated Beagle, Wilson, rescued by the amazing Triangle Beagle Rescue of North Carolina.

Wilson weighs in at 11.5 lbs. He is approximately 6-8 months old. He is very anemic, to the point that the vet was surprised he was still alive, let alone holding his head up and walking around. He is a tough little guy. He has hook worms and mange. Right now he is on antibiotics, deworming medicine, children’s vitamins with iron. Please give tons of love to the team at Triangle Beagle Rescue for saving his life and giving him a second chance at love! He is on a long road to recovery. You can help Wilson with one simple tee. With every purchase we will send a $10.00 to help with his recovery.
http://www.hendrickboards.com/shop/square-it-collection/square-it?tracking=4f70e67eb83b4

Life is too short

Perfectly said...