This post = for me

Spirits low today; heart is heavy. Lots of reasons. (Do I need a reason?? Geez. Look around, people.)

So. This post is for me. I need these images & reminders & words today:

DL on Kindness as choice

“The Brush Dance is a Yurok Indian healing ritual where being true to yourself means giving your best to help a person in need. Being true to yourself is the one and only Yurok Indian law.” – Renee Locks

“I feel that my mission is, wherever I am, to express my feeling about the importance of kindness, compassion, and the true sense of brotherhood. I practice these things. It gives me more happiness, more success. If I practiced anger or jealousy or bitterness, no doubt my smile would disappear.” – The Dalai Lama

“It’s one of the secrets of the world. We all have the key to one another’s locks. But until we start to talk, we don’t know it.” – Michael Silverblatt, host of KCRW’s ‘Bookworm’ radio show

“The word is like a stone. When you throw it in a lake, it has a ripple effect through the whole creation.” – From the Curve Lake Anishnaabe

“It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees.” -- Emiliano Zapata

When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the message he is sending. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Singing in lifeboats!

Pema on Chaos

Service - Andrew Harvey

 

“The optimism of the action is better than the pessimism of the thought.” – Harold Zindler

 

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