Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Loving Kindness to Myself and All Other Beings
One of those "need do nothing" enjoying just Being days after blissful timeless meditation early this AM. I choose to be happy & let go of all guilt & judgements today! May all Beings be happy and free, Loving Kindness to All, we are ONE, ron
And believe me, I had a tough night with negative judgements, self-criticism nightmares before I meditated. Afterwards, I went back to sleep with beautiful dreams until guilt about laziness (sleeping after 8AM)set in, then I woke up and fixed some breakfast, and decided to let go of the guilt self-criticism and enjoy the day by reflecting on the remaining feelings of bliss of the meditation.
All struggling disappears when you accept yourself just as you are; you have thereby entered the temple of peace, and drowned in the sea of love; for when you truly love yourself, you cannot help but love everyone; for it is the same energy.
It’s surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you’re not comfortable within yourself, you can’t be comfortable with others. ....Sidney J. Harris
Craig Clark Shelly, I have said for years, how can you love anybody else if you don't love yourself, as well as how can anyone love you if you don't love yourself. It is something most people don't think about but often when you make friends or fall in love, it is durring times in your life where your attitude towards yourself are the greatest. ;-)
Subodh Kumar Misra:
The going deep into ourselves is also, at the same time, a going deep into anything in the world. To know ourselves is to know all people, all things – the whole world, as the whole man can be seen in one cell of his body. Everyone belongs to the universe; every event is a cosmic event. One cannot be the object of possession and enjoyment of another. Everything belongs to one single centre of operation, the government of the cosmos. ……Aum! ago
Anatoly Petrenko: What a sweetly poetic description of interdependent origination — it requires deep care for oneself and all to refine scattered attention to stand still and notice that NOTHING exists completely independent from all else!