“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
― Albert Einstein
“Religion is meant to teach us true spiritual human character. It is meant for self-transformation. It is meant to transform anxiety into peace, arrogance into humility, envy into compassion, to awaken the pure soul in man and his love for the Source, which is God.”
—- Radhanath Swami
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Remember that resource list I published here some time ago? Well it just sat there on it’s own page with only a handful of people ever looking at it.
During this difficult time I know people will be needing these resources more than ever making it important to get them out where people will be able to find them. So beginning today and running until the end of the year, every Monday I will post a few of these resources. At the bottom of each weeks list will be a link to the previous weeks.
Now, what can you do to help get the word out?
Like and comment on the post to let me know you’ve been here.
Post a link on social media.
Re-blog this on your blog.
Tell your friends.
Positive thinking and healthy living do not come automatically to most people. As with learning any new skill it takes practice. There are also resources and tools that can help. These are a few of our favorites. The links will open in a new window.
“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” — Tenzin Gyatso,” 14th Dalai Lama, as quoted in Words Of Wisdom: Selected Quotes by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (2001) edited by Margaret Gee, p. 71
“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.” — Thomas Merton, in his final address, during a conference on East-West monastic dialogue, delivered just two hours before his death (10 December 1968), quoted in Religious Education, Vol. 73 (1978), p. 292