Category Archives: quotes

Happiness is pretty simple

I’ve had an awful flu this past week (not covid, I got tested). Let’s put it this way, I will not take for granted being able to lie horizontally and breathe at the same time. I got infected because I … Continue reading

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I entrust myself to the Buddha of Infinite Light and Life

I’ve been pondering recently how I am still so full of anger, righteousness, drawn to and driven by drama (the dharma of drama!), how easily I get triggered. Meditation practice and studying Buddhism helped become much more aware but not … Continue reading

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Always be kinder than you feel

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A person who is not loving has not experienced love

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The Dalai Lama and 10 years of Action for Happiness

Recently, Action for Happiness, a UK charity celebrated 10 years of promoting science based approach to happiness, growing happier communities and helping reduce loneliness. The charity’s patron, The Dalai Lama, gave a talk from his home in Dharmsala and answered … Continue reading

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“Happy is, who forgets, what cannot be changed.”

I am not into watches so don’t know who Philipp Wagner is. But what he says in this short documentary stuck with me. He quotes a line from the Die Fledermaus operetta. No point dwelling on it, save your energy … Continue reading

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Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery.

Being able to stay calm in triggering situations is a power. Being able to pause, for a tiniest fraction of a second, and see options available to you at that point other than snapping into reactive mode, acting out the … Continue reading

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My life is my message

Ram Dass keeps reminding me of this quote. Imagine if every moment of our life we remembered that this was our mission?

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Non-doing does not mean inaction. Love yourself through stuckness.

While there will always be a part of you that finds comfort in complacency and overwhelm in the presence of change, the key is to encourage yourself in every step, and to be patient when results may vary, so you … Continue reading

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When you change the way you see things…

…which is why I call the game Levels and Lenses 😊 if something is not going right, if I am stuck or suffering, and I can snap out of the victim mode and become aware, I change change the lenses, … Continue reading

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