Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Via Begin with Yes / FB:

If there was ever a time when the world needed the light of good, kind, compassionate, and loving people, it’s right this very moment. Those around you need your comforting touch, your kind smile of understanding, and your willingness to share what you have with those who have less. The world needs your compassion, your kindness and even your hope. Now is not the time to hold back. Tell the people you love that you love them and do whatever you can to make the world a little less hostile and a little kinder. It’s not just the least we can do; it’s probably all we can do. 

- Paul Boynton "Begin with Yes"
(Photo credit Tod Stevenson)

Via Daily Dharma

The Urgency of Kindness | September 2, 2014

Compassion exists only to the extent that we invest it with the energy of our own lives—'altruism gene' be damned.
- Curtis White, "The Science Delusion"

Flower of the Day: 09/02/14

“You can try to understand love through theories, and you can even create your own theories about it. But you will only know what love is by loving, by allowing yourself to experience love. If you try to use your mind to understand love on an intellectual level, you may even acquire some knowledge, but it will be nothing more than a bunch of thoughts. Knowledge serves to place you on the path, but at some point you need to give up knowledge in order to create space to experience love. The goal of knowledge is to serve as a bridge to wisdom; when it is not serving this goal, it starts to poison you.”

- Sri Prem Baba