Friday, January 24, 2020

Lasting Happiness

A   L   O   H   A  !
I want to live my life in such a way that
when I get out of bed in the morning, 
the devil says,  "aw shit, he's up!”
Steve Maraboli

You can walk in a dream while you are awake: 
Just walk in the misty morning of a forest!
    Mehmet Murat ildan

- as soon as I wake up, I remember Buddha’s teaching: the importance of kindness and compassion, wishing something good for others, or at least to reduce their suffering. Then I remember that everything is interrelated, the teaching of interdependence. So then I set my intention for the day: that this day should be meaningful. Meaningful means, if possible, serve and help others. If not possible, then at least not to harm others. That’s a meaningful day.
      Dalai Lama XIV, 
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Lasting Happiness, I think,
is like wonderful donuts:
Made Fresh Every Hour!

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Love, You,


Elephant's Child said...

Beauty - and the beauty and wisdom of the Dalai Lama's words. Thank you,

John A Hill said...

A meaningful day
Lasting happiness, I think
Make a nice haiku

Teresa said...

Thanks for sharing the Dalai Lama quote. I also love that golden sky shot.

carol l mckenna said...

Thank you ^_^

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Cloudia said...

May each of you live with happiness 🙏

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Thanks, Cloudia. An uplifting post, and words to live by!

Mike said...

As soon as I wake up I think, 'Eh, maybe not yet."

William Kendall said...

I got a laugh out of that first quote.

DeniseinVA said...

Love these quotes, that first one gave me a laugh and I always enjoy the ones from the Dalai Lama. A good series of images Cloudia. Enjoy your weekend :)

RedPat said...

I love that first quote! Cheers, Cloudia!

Kay said...

You come up with the best quotes, Cloudia. I did get a huge kick out of the Maraboli quote though.