Thursday, May 11, 2006

Short on Time? 

Meditation is running into reality. It does not insulate you from the pain of life. It allows you to delve so deeply into life and all its aspects that you pierce the pain barrier and go beyond suffering.
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, "Mindfulness in Plain English"

Be concise.
Do what is essential.
Even 2 minutes of quiet is better than none.
Say "I Love You" with eye contact.
Give and receive a smile or hug.
Pay attention to what is right in front of you.
Tel the highest truth.
Find something positive to say.
Give your best self.
Take time alone in nature, just to smile at the beauty.
Sing a happy song in your heart if not with your voice.
Be grateful for what you have.
Breathe deeply into your body and receive the life force.
Respect other's differences.
Teach courtesy by being courteous.
Be quick to forgive wrong-doings, yours and others.
Harm no one by erasing hurtful thoughts, words and actions.
Heal your past woundedness by remembering to believe in yourself.
Remember the One who loves you, your Source, wants you to be happy.
Happiness is your purpose here.
When you have made yourself unhappy, you have erred.
Forgive yourself and choose again for happiness and inner peace.

If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.
-Thich Nhat Hanh, "Being Peace"

Always loving you as I choose happiness and peace,
Betty Lue

See Harper below.
Beautiful one year old!!!!

And just as beautiful inside.

Love begets Love.