Week 33.2 - 15 The lunar energy

“Be present as the watcher of your mind- of your thoughts and emotions as well as your reactions in various situations. Be at least as interested in your reactions as in the situation or person that causes you to react.” - Eckhart Tolle

“Avoiding triggers isn't healing. Healing happens when you are triggered and you are able to move through the pain, the pattern and the story and walk your way to a different ending.” – Vienna Pharaon

“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.” - Deng Ming-Dao, Everyday Tao: Living with Balance and Harmony

We are like a moon, the surface of our soul is cratered with reminders of the impact our lives encountered with others along our journey, we have a bright and a dark side, while our shape never really changes, we appear to change dramatically by the perspective of how others see us and the light reflected on us.

“Tell me the story.. About how the sun loved the moon so much.. That she died every night.. Just to let him breathe...” - Hanako Ishii

“I want to be in love with you the same way I am in love with the moon with the light shining out of its soul.” - Sanober Khan

See your soul as a globe of reflecting light.

“Nothing glows brighter than the heart awakened to the light of love that lives within it.” - Guy Finley

“Real knowledge is to know and compassionately understand the extent of everyone’s ignorance.” – David Scott

“Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others.” Yasmin Mogahed

“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.” Jack Kornfield

"Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace"

"We don’t have to agree on anything to be kind to one another."

"You can accomplish by kindness what you can not by force." - Publilius Syrus

"When you understand that hurt people, hurt people, it’s a lot easier to offer them compassion. It doesn’t condone what they’ve done. It just makes it easier soften your anger and break the cycle of pain."

"If I have harmed anyone in any way either knowingly or unknowingly through my own confusions, I ask their forgiveness. If anyone has harmed me in any way either knowingly or unknowingly through their own confusions, I forgive them. And if there is a situation I am not yet ready to forgive, I forgive myself for that. For all the ways that I harm myself, negate, doubt, belittle myself, judge or be unkind to myself through my own confusions, I forgive myself."