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Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can. ~The Dalai Lama~
"Compassionate action emerges from the sense of openness, connectedness, and discernment you have created." ~Joan Halifax~
"We already have everything we need... All these trips that we lay on ourselves, the heavy-duty fearing that were bad and hoping that were good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy and the addictions of all kinds - never touch our basic wealth. They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun. But all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here. This is who we really are. We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake." ~Pema Chödrön~
"A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which Man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of Man is through love and in love." ~Viktor Frankl~ "Man's Search for Meaning" on his revelation as a prisoner of a Nazi concentration camp. Click on any image to see it enlarged.