domingo, 25 de outubro de 2009

The Good Natured - I Pray

Sheer suffering

I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

quarta-feira, 21 de outubro de 2009

Dear Stressed Out:

Calm Under Low Cloud
Originally uploaded by ecstaticist
Keep your need for control and perfection in a healthy perspective. Control freaks and perfectionists often experience a lot of stress in their lives. My personal and professional experience has demonstrated to me that demanding an “A-plus” from yourself in everything that you do often catches up with you sooner or later, physically and/or mentally. Also, learning to let go of things that you can’t change is essential to good mental health. As the lines from a famous song by Kenny Rogers goes, “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, and know when to run.”

in Hap LeCrone: 10 ways to keep stress from ruling your life

quinta-feira, 15 de outubro de 2009

Open your eyes to what’s right in front of you, and allow yourself to fully experience it

From tinybuddha's latest post :
6. Forgive. Most of the time, when we’re clinging to the past, we’re holding onto anger or bitterness. You see how much better things could be if only he did this, or she didn’t do that. But he didn’t. Or she did. We’re all human. We all make mistakes. Sometimes without remorse. Holding onto anger doesn’t punish the person who hurt you. It just prolongs your pain. Let go of that pain.

in 2 Ways You Think Yourself Unhappy (and 10 Things to Do About It) by tinybuddha

segunda-feira, 12 de outubro de 2009

The Fourth Step

Originally uploaded by "T"eresa
Meditation means to me, witnessing on three levels: action of the body, thoughts of the mind, feelings of the heart. Once a person becomes aware of these three things, the fourth step happens on its own accord.
You can call it his soul, his being, and it is the greatest bliss in existence. There is nothing above it.


quinta-feira, 8 de outubro de 2009

Moi seul et non les autres?

Puisque nous avons tous un égal besoin d'être heureux, par quel privilège serais-je l'object unique de mes efforts vers le bonheur? Et puisque nous redoutons tous le danger et la souffrance, par quel privilège aurais-je droit à être protégé, moi seul et non les autres?

terça-feira, 6 de outubro de 2009

Get it right!

Some people fail to differentiate between marriage as a religious institution and a civil institution. While marriage as a religious institution should be governed by people's faith and the tenets of their religion, marriage as a civil institution should be governed by principles of fairness.

Illinois state treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat of Rod Blagojevich appointee Roland Burris. As quoted on on October 5. Read more;