Do we Feed the Good Wolf or the Bad Wolf?

 

‘The definition of virtue is

that which brings us happiness.’

via Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

                                   

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine

– and shadows will fall behind you.”

Walt Whitman

 

                                       ☁
2 Wolves

B/W birds on Russian Lake

 

Dancing Japanese Cranes – Hokkaido, Japan – Simone Sbaraglia

 It’s black and white

isn’t it?..

What do you think?

 

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Focus On The Good

Like this:
Poet 4 Justice’s Wolves
(the Cherokee story)
 Everyday Guru’s Friends and Enemies
(The Malleable Keys to Peace)
and Reiki Heidi’s My Own A.R.K.
(Act of Random Kindness)
Bodhisattva in Training’s poem o
n forgiveness
and Electronicbaglady on the challenges and joys of forgiveness

My 1st Bloggers for Peace post!

 

And because feeding the bad wolf is often our default,
find good reasons to feed the good wolf.

The good wolf benefits most

Besides, nothing annoys your enemies so much as forgiving them ;~)

☁☁

 

Image Credits:
Inside Each of Us Are Two Wolves and Focus On The Good from Alpha Alchemy
Dancing Japanese Cranes, Simone Sbaraglia, PhotoBotos
Tumblr

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* There’s white graphics on this post, but all apologies if the little fluffy clouds don’t show up on your screen, they were artistically irresistible ;~)

 

 

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day?

It’s 12:41 am, 14.02.2013
which would work better next year, or even last year, but falls short on the final digit today. Fortuitous really, considering how absurdly abstract today is.

Anyway.  It just turned Valentine’s Day.
I hope yous have a good one.

H♡PPY  V♡LENTINE’s  D♡Y!!
❧❥>‿

Not sure why though…

St. Valentine himself was tortured for his Christian beliefs, and then executed for continuing to minister and help people whilst in prison.
So he wouldn’t have had much reason to celebrate.

What really happened

O , ,, _|___\

Singletons wherever this charade is played out, are dismissed by default as being sad, lonely losers in the game of life.

* We’re not BTW, we’re ace 

Couples are obliged to dwell in their wonderous couple-ness.
Two lovebirds separate from the world in their hazy mirage.
Another day it’s got to be perfect.
(If it’s not there’s a subtle sheen of disappointment glistening on the surface.)

./(,”)\.(“.)Cupid crashes - via Daily Art Cocktail
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In fact, and you must excuse my cynicism. But the only ones with any real reason (their overheads already covered) to celebrate, are those who profit from it. They can bank on the silliness of those who play the Valentine’s game to lift the recession blues.

If the above rant means anything, it’s that

Valentine’s Day
means Nothing!

Your’e guaranteed that most of the living beings in the cosmos don’t have any conception of the Valentine’s phenomena, and wouldn’t care for it if they did.
For instance, not being able to eat it or play with it, my dogs would pee on it and walk away. I reckon that’s a fine example of how to treat Valentine’s Day.

No Stress

Stress?! What for?
It’s a day made up by the media!

Doesn’t matter if you’re a couple or a singleton.
Just enjoy the sticky, pink confectionary, smile at the day’s events and share some love if you can.
* love means so much more when it’s unconditional and freely given anyway.

Just keep breathing if you don’t feel up to that.
It’s OK, just watch you breath and walk away.

* It isn’t necessary to pee on anything. (Unless you really want to ;~)

Banksy Dog Valentines

More like this:
Dissolving Cupid into Dream-Like Emptiness in here
Respect Your Lovein My Soul’s on Ice

Attachment Vs. Love in Kadampa Life:
Happy Valentine’s Day to Everyone and
Being Realistic

Imbolc Blessings

Halfway between the winter solstice and the Spring equinox ~ 31st Jan – 1st Feb shines Imbolc, marking the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring.

Imbolc is the perfect time
for spring cleaning and renewal

At Imbolc we can use the seasonal energies to let go of all that no longer serves us.
This makes room for the new that’s ready to be birthed and appear.
Knowing this is right for us we can peacefully and joyfully welcome these new experiences into our lives.

 ☆ * •. ¸

Imbolc change

 ¸ .• * ॐ शान्तिः text as above :

“The universe does not need more successful people.
The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.”

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river of joy within you.”
Rumi

“Feel yourself quietly drawn by the deeper pull of what you truly love.”
Rumi

“Change is never painful, only the resistance to change is painful”
Buddha

“Some of us think that holding on makes us strong;
but sometimes it is letting go.”
Herman Hesse

“Respond to every call that excites your spirit”
Rumi

¸   . •   ☽   *   ¨

Imbolc Blessings to All

* • .¸

Credits:
Images from –  glocalwalk (fineartamerica.com), and deltacluster, agolady, via starseedthoughts on Tumblr
Cassie Hill on Pinterest

(Click on image to make biG)

 

Present Moment, Peaceful Moment

We don’t need to be sat breathing the high mountain air to meditate…

.  • *

present peace meds images

¸   . •   ☽   *   ¨  

…but sometimes when we’re meditating,
it feels like we are.

 ¸ .• * ॐ शान्तिः text as above :

The heart of Buddhist meditation is mindfulness
– the energy that helps us know what’s happening in the present moment
.”

Tich Naht Hanh

You are day-dreaming about the future because you have not tasted the present.
Start tasting the present
.”

Osho

“This now is it. This.
Your deepest need and desire is satisfied by the moment’s energy here in your hand.

Rumi

“Peace can exist only in the present moment.
If you truly want to be at peace, you must be at peace right now.

Tich Naht Hanh

Mindfulness is the life force of meditation
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

‘ ‘ * •. ¸ 

Like this ~ Breathing Meds and Breathing Meditation by Gen Tarchin on here

Image:
Click on image to make biG
Graphics from BabyDoll1976, UrsusVeritatem, BuddhistVibes and RedBubble, all  via BakuKadampa on Tumblr.
Shantideva from Tharpa Publications

 

Breathing Meds

Notes on Breathing Meditation 

cosmic meditation images

¸   . •   ☽   *   ¨  

With Buddha Shakyamuni n Yoda!

 

Meditation makes our lives happy and meaningful
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Mahayana meditation master

Breathing in, I calm body and mind.
Breathing out, I smile.

Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.
Thich Nhat Hanh,  Zen meditation master

Meditation is a means of focusing the mind to give relief from the often negative “chatter” which goes on most of the time in our heads and to assist you in discovering your peace and stillness within.
Kat Day
, Bristol Intuitive Group Co-Organiser

Meditation allows you to become one with the Divine and discover the divine within your inner being.
Spring Wolf, author of the Pagan’s Path

* • .¸

Image Credits:

Buddha Shakyamuni from Tharpa Publications
DancingDakini, Majikat, MindBodyLove and Nirvikalpa via BakuKadampa on Tumblr

Click on image to make biG

Like this ~ Present Moment, Peaceful Moment and Breathing Meditation by Gen Tarchin

Coming soon: Gen Tarchin’s Breathing Meditation.
More Detail in Kadampa Life: Learning to meditate in 2013

 

Kill Procrastination ⌚ image

Kill Procrastination with a Death Meditation

Kill Procrastination with a Death Meditation

Death Meditation:

✞  I will die
✞  I don’t know when
✞  I will walk my path purely now

Epilogue to:
HAPPY NEW YEAR! * as the Old Year Dies, can contemplating our own Demise make us Happy?
and
Make the Perfect New Year’s Resolution based on an Awareness of Death

the Ascension Continues within Us

 Ascension is a state of Mind

remember

Ascension is a state of mind, as is everything – the weather outside, this monitor we’re looking at, even ourselves.
So just how the Ascension energies affected us will be different for everyone.
But what happens now?
Well that’s up to us. Just as the affects of the Ascension were felt internally, progression has to be on an internal level. It is our mind that’s creating this world, so for the positive change to continue, we have to cultivate and maintain a light and loving state of mind.  

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