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“Yes, there is tremendous suffering all over the world, but knowing this need not paralyze us. If we practice mindful breathing, mindful walking, mindful sitting, and working in mindfulness, we try our best to help, and we can have peace in our heart.

Worrying does not accomplish anything. Even if you worry twenty times more, it will not change the situation of the world. In fact, your anxiety will only make things worse.

Even though things are not as we would like, we can still be content, knowing we are trying our best and will continue to do so. If we don’t know how to breathe, smile, and live every moment of our life deeply, we will never be able to help anyone.”

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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Zen Flash

The more we watch our mind and see what it does to us and for us, the more we will be inclined to take good care of it and treat it with respect. One of the biggest mistakes we can make is taking the mind for granted. The mind has the capacity to create good and also evil for us, and only when we are able to remain happy and even-minded no matter what conditions are arising, only then can we say that we have gained a little control. Until then we are out of control and our thoughts are our master.

– Ayya Khema

With thanks to Just Dharma Quotes

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Zen Flash

Even within Buddhism, there are various descriptions of this, but in the Mahayana tradition it [is] taught that the main criterion for an action being virtuous or non-virtuous is whether one’s intention is or is not virtuous. If you hold the motivation in your mind to be of benefit to others and that they may come to enjoy temporary and ultimate happiness and well-being, whatever actions of body, speech, and mind you may perform, they will all be on the side of virtue. But if you act with a negative mindset, out of a motivation that is afflicted by being jealous, malicious, competitive, and so on toward others, whatever you do will be non-virtuous. In brief, whether an action is considered as virtuous or non-virtuous depends mainly upon the underlying motivation or mindset either positive or negative. The results of good actions will also be good, while the outcomes of…

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Zen Flash

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“Whatever you resist you become. If you resist anger, you are always angry. If you resist sadness, you are always sad. If you resist suffering, you are always suffering. If you resist confusion, you are always confused. We think that we resist certain states because they are there, but actually, they are there because we resist them.”

― Adyashanti

Artist: Daniel Vazquez

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Source of Inspiration

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The abstraction of spirituality
has no parallel in human condition.
We can not perceive
indeed, conceive
of that which we
uselessly label
Spirit, Creator, Source.

Words are empty
our feelings fickle
imagination limited
by our fears

Yet we long to
be filled
be part of
to, at least, understand
though what we do not know
but the longing
is within us
waiting, hoping
to be completed

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Practical Practice Management

“The journey to greatness often begins the moment

our preferences for ease and comfort are overpowered by

your deep desires for challenge and contribution”

~ Brendon Burchard

This morning as I was filling out my planner for the day, I re-read this quote by Brendon Burchard that is in the front of my planner.  For some reason, today it made a bigger impression than it seems in the past.  As I wondered why, I realized that often times I desire “the preference of ease and comfort.”

Although, we do need times of rest and comfort they will not move us forward on the path that we choose for “greatness.”

Focus, mindset and action is what will take us to where we really want to go.  It takes discipline and determination and for me this is a daily challenge as things come up that cause me to get sidetracked.  Brendon teaches…

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Practical Practice Management

“The journey to greatness often begins the moment

our preferences for ease and comfort are overpowered by

your deep desires for challenge and contribution”

~ Brendon Burchard

This morning as I was filling out my planner for the day, I re-read this quote by Brendon Burchard that is in the front of my planner.  For some reason, today it made a bigger impression than it seems in the past.  As I wondered why, I realized that often times I desire “the preference of ease and comfort.”

Although, we do need times of rest and comfort they will not move us forward on the path that we choose for “greatness.”

Focus, mindset and action is what will take us to where we really want to go.  It takes discipline and determination and for me this is a daily challenge as things come up that cause me to get sidetracked.  Brendon teaches…

View original post 68 more words

Practical Practice Management

“The journey to greatness often begins the moment

our preferences for ease and comfort are overpowered by

your deep desires for challenge and contribution”

~ Brendon Burchard

This morning as I was filling out my planner for the day, I re-read this quote by Brendon Burchard that is in the front of my planner.  For some reason, today it made a bigger impression than it seems in the past.  As I wondered why, I realized that often times I desire “the preference of ease and comfort.”

Although, we do need times of rest and comfort they will not move us forward on the path that we choose for “greatness.”

Focus, mindset and action is what will take us to where we really want to go.  It takes discipline and determination and for me this is a daily challenge as things come up that cause me to get sidetracked.  Brendon teaches…

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Practical Practice Management

I have been reading the book “Atomic Habits” by James Clear, it is an excellent book if you want to continue to improve yourself one day at a time.

I want to share just a paragraph from the book that I found to be a quite powerful reminder.

“Time magnifies the margin between success and failure.  It will multiply whatever you feed it.  Good habits make time your ally.  Bad habits make time your enemy.

Habits are a double-edged sword.  Bad habits can cut you down just as easily as good habit can build you up, which is why understanding the details is crucial.  You need to know how habits work and how to design them to your liking, so you can avoid the dangerous half of the blade.”

 What a great reminder that if we want continuous improvement that we need to continue daily to not only develop…

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