Tag Archives: kindness

Spreading Good Vibes

I just completely admire someone who goes to such lengths to get a smile. Their YouTube channel is located HERE.

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Small Grey Pigeon

The artist doesn’t share her name, and uses the online handle “Ink.”  You can find her on the web HERE.

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Say “Bless You”

Yoko Ono’s Cleaning Pieces CLEANING PIECE I Write down a sad memory. Put it in a box. Burn the box and sprinkle the ashes in the field. You may give some ashes to a friend who shared the sadness. CLEANING PIECE II Make a numbered list of sadness in your life. Pile up stones corresponding …

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Mercy

She Asked Me to Kill the Spider by Rudy Francisco She asked me to kill the spider. Instead, I get the most peaceful weapons I can find. I take a cup & a napkin, I catch the spider, put it outside and allow it to walk away. If I am ever caught in the wrong …

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Change the World

“When we are training in the art of peace, we are not given any promises that, because of our noble intentions, everything will be okay. In fact, there are no promises of fruition at all. Instead, we are encouraged to simply look deeply at joy and sorrow, at laughing and crying, at hoping and fearing, …

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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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