“We can reject everything else: religion, ideology, all received wisdom. But we cannot escape the necessity of LOVE and COMPASSION….This, then, is my true religion, my simple faith.
In this sense, there is no need for temple or church, for mosque or synagogue, no need for complicated philosophy, doctrine or dogma. Our own heart, our own mind, is the temple. The doctrine is COMPASSION. LOVE for others and RESPECT for their rights and dignity, no matter who or what they are: ultimately these are all we need. So long as we practice these in our daily lives, then no matter if we are learned or unlearned, whether we believe in Buddha or God, or follow some other religion or none at all, as long as we have compassion for others and conduct ourselves with restraint out of a sense of responsibility, there is no doubt we will be HAPPY.”
~ Dalai Lama
How many times have you faced challenges that, in retrospect, handed you the keys to the greatest gift of all: understanding yourself? For it's easy to be kind, positive, compassionate and centered when everything is flowing along nicely, isn't it? But it's the challenges in life that really show us our own strengths and limitations.
Kindness is never wasted. It flows out from you and touches others, who then pass that kindness on.
And after a lifetime of growth and introspection and expansion... at the end of this lifetime, you know what we realize?
That compassion, love & kindness are the only things that really mattered.
to Are you ready to really shine?
First let's loosen up our limitations - it's the best way to grow and glow!
So, let's take a look: Where are the limits to your compassion? Your creativity? Your wisdom?
Now let yourself stretch them a bit further...
How big can you let your love become?
Think about where your love thrives, and where it seems to stop. What are the current boundaries of your circle of compassion? And how can you stretch those boundaries?