Blessing must arise from within your own mind. It is not something that comes from outside. When the positive qualities of your mind increase and the negativities decrease, that is what blessing means. The Tibetan word for blessing … means transforming into magnificent potential. Therefore, blessing refers to the development of virtuous qualities you did not previously have and the improvement of those good qualities you have already developed.
― Dalai Lama XIV
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Giving thanks releases joy - Happy Thanksgiving!
The secret of the power of joy is this giving thanks releases joy. This feeling, this realization of joy is all that matters.