Nov 2 - Meditation / Standing in the shoes of others

“Meditation is like the corrective lenses of glasses that allow us to clearly see the womb of the soul.” David Scott

You are like a candle. Imagine you are sending light out all around you. All your words, thoughts and actions are going in many directions. If you say something kind, your kind words go in many directions, and you yourself go with them. We are ...transforming and continuing in a different form at every moment. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

"How can we expect someone to be happy with us, if they are not happy themselves?" - David Scott

“Keep your heart clear and transparent, and you will never be bound. A single disturbed thought creates ten thousand distractions.” - Ryokan Taigu

Life only demands from you the strength you already possess.

“The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.” - George C. Scott

“To write a good love letter you ought to begin without know what you mean to say and to finish, without know what you have just written.” - Jean Rousseau

"You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes a day, unless you are too busy. Then you should sit for an hour." - Zen Proverb

“When Columbus started out, he did not know where he would end up. When he got there he did not know where he was and when he got back he was uncertain of where he had been.”

“Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.” - Jeremy Taylor

“The man who removes a mountains, begins by removing a small stone.” – Chinese Proverb

"I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world." ~ Mother Teresa

“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.” – Ken Keyes

“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.” Sakyong Mipham

“I’d rather be disliked for who I am, than loved for who I’m not.”

“Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better, it's about befriending who we are.” Ani Pema Chodron

“When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.” - Bhagavad Gita

“When we go below the surface, most of us feel empathy for others, but it takes real bravery to show this empathy towards others.” – David Scott

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein

When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems. – Stephen Covey

Love is when you look deeply in someone’s eyes and see everything you need.

“Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.” – Alfred Adler

“Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Meditate, Visualize and Create your own reality and the universe will simply reflect back to you.” - Amit Ray