“When we practice generating compassion, we expect to experience the fear of our pain. Compassion practice is daring. It involves learning to relax and allow ourselves to move gently towards what scares us.” Pema Chödrön
Archives for February 2015
“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day; a string of such moments can change the course of your life.” Christopher Germer
“There is a lot of destruction that happens with enlightenment because there is a peeling away process, a removal of unnecessary characteristics and habit that we picked up for defense or survival. We often find that we don’t want to play those games anymore. We don’t want to pretend or lie. Not to others and not to ourselves.” Emily Maroutian
Trust is the Key
David Fishman, minister, shares that trust is the key to peace.
Barbara Deurwaarder reads from Lesson 50 in A Course in Miracles, “I am Sustained by The Love Of God.”
Lyn Johnson serves as Sanctuary Administrator.
“If you want to know where to find your contribution to the world, look at your wounds. When you learn how to heal them, teach others.” Emily Maroutian
“I am not here for your understanding of who I am; I am here for your understanding of who you are. I am your mirror.” Emily Maroutian
“Energy is the currency of the universe. When you ‘pay’ attention to something, you buy that experience. So when you allow your consciousness to focus on someone or something that annoys you, you feed it your energy, and it reciprocates the experience of being annoyed. Be selective in your focus because your attention feeds the energy of it and keeps it alive. Not just within you, but in the collective consciousness as well.” Emily Maroutian
“All it takes to be more compassionate is the simple act of noticing.” Daniel Goleman
“The more alert we become to the blessing that flows into us through everything we touch, the more our own touch will bring blessings.” David Steindl-Rast
“Life is life – whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man’s own advantage.” Sri Aurobindo