Compassion Begins with Self

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“Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.”
Dalai Lama XIV

Compassion makes you happy.
Research has shown that when we feel compassion, our heart rate slows down and areas of the brain linked to empathy and feelings of pleasure light up.

Compassion for self. Continue reading

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Happy Valentines Day

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“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, and the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”

Kahlil Gibran

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Be Inspired – Don’t Make Assumptions

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Agreement #3:

“Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.”

Miguel Angel Ruiz (Don Miguel Ruiz)
The Four Agreements

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Be Inspired – Don’t Take Anything Personally

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Agreement #2:

“Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.”

Miguel Angel Ruiz (Don Miguel Ruiz)
The Four Agreements

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Be Inspired – Be Impeccable with Your Word

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“Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.”

Miguel Angel Ruiz (Don Miguel Ruiz)
The Four Agreements

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