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"People get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are going wrong, that means that they did something bad and they are being punished. That's not the idea at all. The idea of k…

"People
get into a heavy-duty sin and guilt trip, feeling that if things are
going wrong, that means that they did something bad and they are being
punished. That's not the idea at all. The idea of karma is that you
continually get the teachings that you need to open your heart. To the
degree that you didn't understand in the past how to stop protecting
your soft spot, how to stop armoring your heart, you're given this gift
of teachings in the form of your life, to give you everything you need
to open further."

~Pema Chodron

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"Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart."

-Rumi

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Someone Else's Happiness

Sometimes we feel a need to be proven right as we look at someone else’s life choices; it is not that they are necessarily doing anything wrong or hurtful, but they may be
living in a different way than we have decided they should be living. Or
perhaps our advice turns out to be unappreciated or incorrect, as mine
was, and we come face to face with the fact that someone’s happiness
does not revolve around us and our fabulous prescience and good sense;
instead, it is based on their own good sense, or even on sheer good
luck. Can we let go of our need to try to dominate people’s lives and
our determination of what the correct outcome of their decisions should
be?

- Sharon Salzberg from "A More Complete Attention"


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Inhabit This Moment

To be present is to inhabit this moment fully, open to all experience, true to what is, beyond pleasant and unpleasant, it is not a means to be safe and
comfortable, that happens naturally, without effort.


With Golden Metta, Miguel

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Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on February 7, 2010 at 5:02am
I like these words especially the one titled" Someone else's happiness". Every person has the right to live in his or her way because only the person who is living in that way knows what makes him or her happy. Who are we to say "live in this way only because I like it!"? It is only dictators say those words. Not people who has a global outlook.
Krishna

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