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The Four Qualities of Love. The teachings on love given by the Buddha are clear, scientific, and applicable… Love, compassion, joy, and equanimity are the very nature of an enlightened person.

The Four Qualities of Love

They are the four aspects of true love within ourselves and within everyone and everything. – Thich Nhat Hahn Happiness is only possible with true love. True love has the power to heal and transform the situation around us and bring a deep meaning to our lives. There are people who understand the nature of true love and how to generate and nurture it. The teachings on love given by the Buddha are clear, scientific, and applicable. How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing” By Maria Popova “To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”

How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”

What does love mean, exactly? We have applied to it our finest definitions; we have examined its psychology and outlined it in philosophical frameworks; we have even devised a mathematical formula for attaining it. And yet anyone who has ever taken this wholehearted leap of faith knows that love remains a mystery — perhaps the mystery of the human experience. How do we make a better world? Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives.

“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,” Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: “Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love.

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…” Far from Pollyanna platitude, this advice actually reflects what modern psychology knows about how belief systems about our own abilities and potential fuel our behavior and predict our success. Eunoia op Pinterest - Boeddha, Inspirerende Citaten en Levenslessen. The Five Minute Journal is a physical journal that has been careful...

The Difference Between Empathy and Compassion Is Everything. By Lori Chandler Compassion and mindfulness are two wings of the same bird, and we need both in order to live in a wise way.

The Difference Between Empathy and Compassion Is Everything

Think about it... A Collection of Wisdom - Quotes, Proverbs, Folktales, More. Quotes & Proverbs African Proverbs Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.

A Collection of Wisdom - Quotes, Proverbs, Folktales, More

When the heart acts, the body is its slave. Gandhi's Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World. Sun Tzu Quote: 風 Swift as the wind 林 Quiet as the forest 火 Conquer like the fire... 10 Inspirational Quotes from Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching. In the moonlight a worm... (Welcome to the Haiku Homepage) In other words. 18 Ways Your Thinking Is Destroying Your Happiness. Do you destroy your happiness, without even realizing it?

Let’s review 18 ways you might be doing that, and claim your best life today! 15 Ways to Be Irresistibly Attractive. Be true to your values.

15 Ways to Be Irresistibly Attractive

Be honest. Do your best. Do things that bring you closer to your dreams. Take care of yourself, your family, and your friends. Treat people with respect. 31 Quotes That Will Give You Chills. Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World. “You must not lose faith in humanity.

Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World

Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.” “If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.” Mahatma Gandhi needs no long introduction. Everyone knows about the man who lead the Indian people to independence from British rule in 1947. So let’s just move on to some of my favourite tips from Mahatma Gandhi. 50 Positive Thinking Quotes For More Inner Strength & Growth.

Future By Design - Documentary. "Seven Blunders of the World" by Mahatma Gandhi. 11 Breathtakingly Beautiful GIFs Of Nature. Sports Brilliant Billiard Trickery That Will Blow Your Mind.

11 Breathtakingly Beautiful GIFs Of Nature

23 of the Greatest Ideas of All Time - What is Synchronicity? Earl was trying to track down an out-of-print book called The Adventures of Marco Polo.

What is Synchronicity?

He scoured two used book stores in New York City, had no success, and caught a taxi to a third. The cab driver was unusually chatty, and during their conversation, Earl glanced at his license on the dashboard. His name? Marco Polo! Art was sitting at his computer typing an e-mail missive when his cat Coal jumped from his lap onto the keyboard. 40 Hilarious Proverbs Every Introvert Lives By.

Diogenes Quotes - BrainyQuote. 33 Ways To Stay Creative. The Science of Happiness. Everyone could use more happiness; we are never truly 100% happy with our lives.

The Science of Happiness

Inspirational Think Tank : Funny Quotes.

Printer alert ~ Funny pictures. A Journey into the Land of Epiphany. I’ve always loved ideas and I think it stems from the fact that I’ve had so many to choose from. But it wasn’t about the sheer number of ideas I got to play with. Rather it was finding that one truly remarkable gem, the golden epiphany, hiding in amongst the others. It’s hard to explain the epiphany experience, but it’s a euphoric high unlike anything else. You can change your personality at will. Surveys show that most of us wish our personalities were different. Change is certainly possible: people's personalities evolve as they get older (for example, most of us become more friendly but less open-minded), and there's research showing more immediate influences on personality, such as our current mood (we're less extravert when we're sad).

And yet, before now, no one has studied whether people can simply choose to change their personality at will. Nathan Hudson and Chris Fraley asked 135 undergrads to complete on-line tests and surveys about their different personality traits and about how they'd like their personality to change. Over the next 16 weeks, the students re-took the personality test each week. PositiveThoughts[1] Owning Our Dark Sides.

All of us have a dark side. This dark side includes qualities we don’t dare reveal to others. It’s the traits we are ashamed of and embarrassed about. It’s the traits others have rejected. It’s the traits we believe deem us undeserving or unworthy of love. You may be judgmental, weak, angry, lazy, selfish or controlling. But embracing these negative qualities actually opens the door to happiness, fulfillment and “true enlightenment,” according to Debbie Ford in her book The Dark Side of the Light Chasers. 7 Simple Tips To Deal With Negative People.

“The people who are the hardest to love are the ones who need it the most.” ~Peaceful Warrior Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Celestine Chua of The Personal Excellence Blog. Have you ever dealt with negative people before? If you have, you will know that the experience can be quite a downer. I used to have an ex-colleague who was very negative. Six Seconds.