“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserve your love and affection.”
I recently found this quote and found it a helpful reminder to myself, so I thought I’d share it with you. In the hustle and bustle of life, we sometimes forget to love and nurture ourselves. With all of the outside responsibilities, we soldier on, leaving ourselves behind. We need to give ourselves, the same loving attention that we freely give to others.
So today, please do something nice for yourself ~ nurture yourself with a few moments of peace, wrap your arms around yourself and feel the comforting love of kindness. Breathe in the sweet tranquility and feel yourself awaken to love and affection.
I awoke this morning with the song, Karma Chameleon by Boy George in my head this morning. I admit I found it interesting since I haven’t heard that song nor thought of it in years. But it brought up the question of Karma to me in a most peculiar way, so I am reaching out to you, dear friends, to see what you have to say about Karma.
As I understand it, having read a bit this morning,
Karma describes how our actions evolve into experience.
Each action is then a seed,
which grows into our experience of the world,
and either starts a new growth process,
or perhaps reinforces an old one.
Which to me, is interpreted as every moment needs to be mindful! How about you? Does the above resonate with your definition and understanding of Karma? Please share as I am most interested in learning from you!
Perplexed by the seemingly inexplicable, apparent disparity that existed among humanity, a young truth-seeker approached the Buddha and questioned him regarding this intricate problem of inequality:
“What is the cause, what is the reason, O Lord,” questioned he, “that we find amongst mankind the short-lived and long-lived, the healthy and the diseased, the ugly and beautiful, those lacking influence and the powerful, the poor and the rich, the low-born and the high-born, and the ignorant and the wise?”
The Buddha’s reply was:
“All living beings have actions (Karma) as their own, their inheritance, their congenital cause, their kinsman, their refuge. It is Karma that differentiates beings into low and high states.”
He then explained the cause of such differences in accordance with the law of cause and effect.
I have heard people allude to others’ actions which they found distasteful, with the phrase, ‘karma will get them’ and I never knew what to say to that sentence. I have heard the word over the years, but I have never truly understood the definition.
Please help me today ~ share what you know, what you believe, define it if you will. If you have written about Karma, please share a link below in the comments. I truly want to hear from you!
And in case you now have the song in your head…Enjoy!
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
The mind is everything. What we think, we become. Buddha
This card resonated with me today as well as the quote so I thought I’d share it with you. For perhaps there’s someone else who needs to hear these words (read them?) and change their thinking. So for me, for you and for the rest of the world…
Thank you so much for the award! I am so excited and grateful that you read my blog! 🙂
So, as a rule follower (and breaker!)….
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
Thank you to magnoliabeginnings.org for the 7 Things About Me Award. As I told her earlier, I am so honored. I love that we’ve connected! I highly recommend her blog ~ please stop by to check it out! She is awesome! We just recently met and what made me love following her was her title:
“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…
not going all the way, and not starting.” Buddha.
2. Share seven things about you.
I’m a Mom, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Teacher, Blogger and Friend.
I love connecting with people (can’t you tell?)
I adore reaching out to others via greeting cards because I think it’s important to show appreciation to others.
I’ve had 7 surgeries so far in the last 10 years and I’m scheduled for my next one at the end of this month!
I enjoy playing tennis.
I used to live in Spain.
If I could, I would go out to eat every night of the week!
3. Nominate other bloggers you think deserve the award and post on their blog to let them know they’ve been nominated.
As a Mom of two amazing sons, Kimberlee writes of the beauty and struggles of raising sons with autism. Her recently written & produced play, “Raising Autism” will pull at your heartstrings ~ Kimberlee juggles many hats while continuing to proactively raise money for POAC, finding joy in her children’s triumphs & supporting others all while writing her amazing blog! She was the first blogger I ever followed…even if autism isn’t a part of your life, you’ll find love, chocolate, wine and friendship with Kimberlee.
Rhonda’s photographs, funny posts and great outlook on life will keep you smiling from ear to ear! You’ll especially love her bits of #2 in the potty world posts ~ you may even P your pants in laughter! She’s keep you on your toes ~ reminding you gently to use your common sense ~ so make sure you follow her!
Bonnie’s history in hospice makes her the ideal person to make memory bears for your loved ones. Her gentle, caring ways are evident in her posts and by the bears that she so cleverly makes with love. Check out her site ~ it’s a keeper!
Holly Michael is a Christian writer and author who wants to connect everyone to inspire and share our lives and writings. She has many categories to choose to read from and enjoy! Take a moment and follow her crooked lines and connect the dots! You will enjoy every moment!
Please stop by the above treasures and enjoy them as much as I do!
Surely you will be adding them to your list to follow!
Thank you again Magnolia Beginnings ~ I am so grateful!