Your Inspiration For Friday 14 April 2017

It’s Friday! Here is some inspiration to kickstart your Friday!

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The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call “out there.
Truman Capote

Word of the Day– 

magnanimous:

1: showing or suggesting a lofty and courageous spirit

2: showing or suggesting nobility of feeling and generosity of mind

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Inspiration for the Day: Be diligent today by caring for others.

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Your Inspiration For Sunday 19 March 2017

Some inspiration to kickstart your Sunday…

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Each step may seem to take forever, but no matter how uninspired you feel, continue to follow your practice schedule precisely and consistently. This is how we can use our greatest enemy, habit, against itself.

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The future is now. It’s time to grow up and be strong. Tomorrow may well be too late.
Neil LaBute

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Heather

Your Inspiration For 18 March 2017

Some inspiration to kickstart your day…

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If we allow ourselves to relax and take a mental step back, we can begin to recognize that all these different thoughts are simply coming and going within the context of an unlimited mind, which, like space, remains fundamentally unperturbed by whatever occurs within it.
– Mingyur Rinpoche

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The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives.  If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!” Proverbs 11:30-31

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Inspiration for the Day: Notice your thoughts coming and going.

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Heather

Your Inspiration for Thursday 16 March 2017

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Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger.
Ben Okri

“Oh my darling, it’s true.  Beautiful things have scratches and dents too.”c6d7f73855da3740a1fcf302f72b6feb

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Your Inspiration For Wednesday 15 March 2017

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You start with freedom from thirst, hunger, disease, the basic freedoms that the state has to help its citizens achieve. Then you go beyond that to social freedom, from discrimination, inequality, from crime, and lawlessness, and insecurity, which the state also has to provide. Then ultimately you find further up the ladder political freedom, the freedom from authority and tyranny. And then Buddhism brings you even past that, to seek freedom from internal bondage.

—Matthieu Ricard

“So many books, so little time.”
― Frank Zappa

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“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

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Your Inspirations For Tuesday 14 March 2017

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The peace that we are looking for is not peace that crumbles as soon as there is difficulty or chaos. Whether we’re seeking inner peace or global peace or a combination of the two, the way to experience it is to build on the foundation of unconditional openness to all that arises.
– Pema Chödron

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Inspiration for the Day: Try to be at ease even in the midst of the day’s chaos.

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Your Inspiration For 08 March 2017

Some inspiration to guide you along your day for 09 March 2017…BE INSPIRED today!

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If we train ourselves to reach for a snack or pick up the phone to text-message whenever we feel frightened or bored, this is definitely training. The next time we feel uncomfortable we will also tend to reach for some comfort outside ourselves, eventually establishing a deeply ingrained habit, another brick in the wall of our mental prison.

—Gaylon Ferguson, “Fruitless Labor

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No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
Alan Watts

When it is impossible for anger to arise within you, you find no outside enemies anywhere. An outside enemy exists only if there is anger inside.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche

You want to know about anybody? See what books they read, and how they’ve been read…
Keri Hulme

When a distraught mother asked [the Buddha] to heal the dead child she carried in her arms, he did not perform a miracle, but instead instructed her to bring him a mustard seed from a house where no one had ever died. She returned from her search without the seed, but with the knowledge that death is universal.

—The Buddha, “Who is the Buddha?

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I love Rumi…

Inspiration for the Day: Try to pay attention to your intentions.

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