Compassion The second element of true love is compassion. Compassion is the capacity to understand the suffering in oneself and in the other person. If you understand your own suffering, you can help him to understand his suffering. Understanding suffering brings compassion and relief. You can transform your own suffering and help transform the suffering of the other person with the practice of mindfulness and looking deeply. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Love
My all times favorite poet and song writer. My secret lover from another dimension. Where are you now? Hope you are still writing and making “lives” better every day for millions of listeners; with the death of your thoughts, your suffering, your self-seeking, your “black” humor, your words, your elegance and your unconditional modesty. Miss you Leonard Cohen! “Maybe there’s a God above But all I’ve ever learned from love Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya And it’s not a cry that you hear at night It’s not somebody who’s… Read More
The only difference between self and others is how we perceive ourselves in relationship to others and the world around ourselves, vs. how the others perceive themselves in relationship to us and the world around them.
The eye doesn’t see. The brain sees. The heart does not feel. The brain feels. Our movements are not controlled by us. The brain controls them. Our actions are products of brain and so are our desires. And brain can think too…. Continually, not stop. And then you read something like this: “To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” – Lao Tzu But how? How can we to still the mind (brain?) One way I discovered which helps: by watching sky and sun and stars in silence, may be… Read More
Few mind-provoking quotes. Simple live wisdom, put in beautiful words; makes me wonder: why I did not think it myself. But perhaps I did, but never wrote it down. “To love life through labor is to be intimate with life’s inmost secret.” –Kahlil Gibran “Thus, the art of life is not seen as holding to yang and banishing yin, but as keeping the two in balance, because there cannot be one without the other.” -Alan Watts “Love is the divine Mother’s arms; when those arms are spread, every soul falls into them. The… Read More