April 30, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 4/30/2014


"True compassion does not come from wanting to help out those less fortunate than ourselves but from realizing our kinship with all beings."


~Pema Chödrön


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April 26, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 4/26/2014


"As long as our orientation is toward perfection or success, we will never learn about unconditional friendship with ourselves, nor will we find compassion."


~Pema Chödrön


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April 25, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 4/25/2014


"Hope and fear come from feeling that we lack something; they come from a sense of poverty. We can't simply relax with ourselves. We hold on to hope, and hope robs us of the present moment. We feel that someone else knows what is going on, but that there is something missing in us, and therefore something is lacking in our world."


~Pema Chödrön


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April 24, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 4/24/2014


"As human beings, not only do we seek resolution, but we also feel that we deserve resolution. However, not only do we not deserve resolution, we suffer from resolution. We don't deserve resolution; we deserve something better than that. We deserve our birthright, which is the middle way, an open state of mind that can relax with paradox and ambiguity."


~Pema Chödrön


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April 23, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 4/23/2014


"As human beings, not only do we seek resolution, but we also feel that we deserve resolution. However, not only do we not deserve resolution, we suffer from resolution. We don't deserve resolution; we deserve something better than that. We deserve our birthright, which is the middle way, an open state of mind that can relax with paradox and ambiguity."


~Pema Chödrön


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April 22, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 4/22/2014


"When things are shaky and nothing is working, we might realize that we are on the verge of something. We might realize that this is a very vulnerable and tender place, and that tenderness can go either way. We can shut down and feel resentful or we can touch in on that throbbing quality."


~Pema Chödrön


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April 20, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 4/20/2014


"A further sign of health is that we don't become undone by fear and trembling, but we take it as a message that it's time to stop struggling and look directly at what's threatening us."


~Pema Chödrön


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April 19, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 4/19/2014


"Only to the extent that we expose ourselves over and over to annihilation can that which is indestructible in us be found."


~Pema Chödrön


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April 18, 2014

April 17, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 4/17/2014


"Rather than letting our negativity get the better of us, we could acknowledge that right now we feel like a piece of shit and not be squeamish about taking a good look."


~Pema Chödrön


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April 14, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 4/14/2014


"The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently."


~Pema Chödrön


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April 13, 2014

April 12, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 4/12/2014


"The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes."


~Pema Chödrön


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April 11, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 4/11/2014


"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost."


~Dalai Lama XIV


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April 09, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 4/9/2014


"This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness."


~Dalai Lama XIV


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April 05, 2014

April 04, 2014

Early Morning Buddhist Inspiration - 4/4/2014


"Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other."


~Dalai Lama XIV


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April 01, 2014