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Conscious Intention – 12 quotes from Sylvia Boorstein’s book – Pay Attention, For Goodness’ Sake: Practicing the Perfections of the Heart – The Buddhist Path of Kindness

1. Every action creates results that endure

“…every action – even the decision not to act – creates results that endure, in an eternal cause-and-effect ripple, forever…”

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Quotes From A Book

Another thing not left out

Yesterday was Father’s Day, and Blue Eyes chose a hike in the Sierra Buttes to celebrate. It had been a long time since we’d been to the Buttes, and we were all quite excited at the prospect. 850 more words


"Good is bad and bad is good"

At a first glance, a certain type of zen meditation practices and postmodern ideologies seem to go hand-in hand. They both share (though from different perspectives) excessive self-observation, love of oxymoron and short quotations, negative stance towards expertise, distrust of reason and emotion, ‘the burden-is-on-the-user/learner/buyer’ attitude,  and, above all, the de-contextualization and dis-association of the individual from the historical, political, social environments. 74 more words


Focusing on the positive in all of humanity allows kindness to flow with ease and removes obstacles

Thought For The Day

Mindfulness: An intro and April meditation

While the practice of mindfulness has been utilized within Buddhist teachings for generations, it started to become an area of practice and research in the United States in 1979 due to the efforts of Jon Kabat-Zinn.  464 more words