Tag Archives: kindness

Even Smiling More Than Usual

The most important aspect of karma relates to the state of our mind. At some point, whether we meditate or not, we learn that certain activities disturb the mind. When we apply awareness to cause and effect, we cultivate recognition of subtle shifts in mental behavior, and we become more sensitive to how an agitated …

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Side Effects

A guy who loves to take care of others learns that he needs to take care of himself, too. Film by Eleonora Stella Hariyono Oei Music by Alia Martin via wano

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All Of Them

Lunar Baboon is on the web HERE.

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You Can Call It Optimism.

“I would say, that I am applying the ‘butterfly wing’ theory to my everyday life. It’s a kind of moral dictum, moral responsibility to keep in mind that whatever I do this second affects what the next second will be. So I try not to do anything negative, which is my best insurance that the …

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The anxiety and fear that was plainly showing

In this excerpt from his memoir The Bicycle Rider in Beverly Hills, William Saroyan relates a memory of his mother’s from when his family crossed the Atlantic to America, c. 1888: My mother also remembered an Assyrian woman on the boat from Havre to New York, in steerage. This woman helped my mother take care …

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So Be Kind

“Always remember that to argue, and win, is to break down the reality of the person you are arguing against. It is painful to lose your reality, so be kind– even if you are right.”  ~Haruki Murakami

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Kindness

Paul Leunig is on the web HERE.

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Manifold Miseries

The practice of all the bodhisattvas is never to commit a harmful act, Even though not to do so might put one’s very life at risk, For the Sage himself has taught how negative actions will ripen Into the manifold miseries of the lower realms, so difficult to endure. ~Gyelse Tokme Zangpo (via)   Of …

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Clear

“When you are not clear about the purpose of your life, you are never clear when it comes to making decisions that affect your life. You always hesitate and are always in danger of making the wrong decision. When your only purpose for living is the benefit of others, it is very easy to make …

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A Machine

“Empathy is the most essential quality of civilization, and for me, the movies are like a machine that generates empathy.   It helps us to identify with the people who are sharing this journey with us.”  ~Roger Ebert

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The vast majority of immigrants crossing our southern border are motivated by hunger and desperation. The debate should be over the best way to help these people, not the most cost-efficient way to keep them out.

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Heroism Involves

Via Corvid Knowledge Hoard: “Jesus Christ eat the goddamn mac and cheese.” scowls the hero “I can hear your stomach growling through your armor, you know.” The villain blinks “You-” “Are feeding you, yes. If all I wanted to do was punch people and throw criminals in jail, I would’ve become a vigilante. Heroism involves …

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