You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
When the students entered the classroom, they were chatty, pushing each other and ran around for a while. We could feel that they were not ready to learn yet. They were very excitable. What should we do?
An easy way to draw back their attention is to practice three minutes of mindful breathing. If the students are younger than 10 years old, one minute maybe good enough. While practicing mindful breathing, the children can sit upright with eyes closed so that they won’t feel drowsy. They can observe the rising and falling of the tummy or put their attention on their noses. After three minutes of mindful breathing, especially in the last period, students felt more energized and refreshed.
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Dalai Lama is one of the spiritual leaders that I respect the most. He remains compassionate despite of all of the torture inflicted by the Communist Party on the Tibetan people. His book called A force for good, reminds us about the basic principles of humanity. We always consume mindlessly without thinking how our decisions impact the world. We creates violence in the mind and act it out on each other. The outcome of this chaotic world now is the consequence of our mindless collective awareness. But he reminded us that there is hope if every individual makes the decision to become a force for good. Our minds are connected and one enlightened mind can bring light to the others.
Check out his book and his website as shown below.
When I was in Italy, I got an interesting question from the owner of the B&B. He asked, “When are we truly free?”
When I recalled the past, I have never been truly free from suffering. Certainly, there were quite a lot of happy moments. But I always felt kind of trapped by the conditions in my life. I am always unsatisfied about something and wish something will be different. I was never completely happy.
Today it suddenly dawned on me that I wasn’t trapped by my life conditions. I was trapped by the desire to have something more or less than the present. If I fully accept the conditions that I have right here and now, I am truly free and happy. I was trapped by the desire of the mind rather than the outside conditions. Unconditional self-love exists in the complete acceptance of the present.
One of my wise friends said the love needed by our children is from different aspects. Parents can never provide enough love for our children. This advice is very true.
In order for our children to grow happily, they need the love from parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers, and friends. Later, they need the love from their lovers, spouse, colleagues, bosses, etc. The more people love them, the richer their lives will be. As parents, we should accept and appreciate all of the people who genuinely love our children. Parents cannot replace the love from any of these people. So we have to learn to work with them as partners to help bringing up our kids happily.
Happy Thai Children’s Day everyone!
I had so much good food in Hong Kong during the Christmas break. It is time to workout and shed some pounds. 🙂 I found this video quite helpful. It looks easy but it really makes me sweat a lot. Hope you like it too.
The emotions of a woman run deep. We women develop our depth through experiencing all of our emotions fully. We are better at tolerating pain and that’s why we are moms. It is hard for a man to understand the process that women evolve.
A woman may appear as too sensitive or emotional. But this is what a feminine woman does. A real woman accepts and experience every emotion so that she can connect with other women. Women share her experiences in emotions with other fellow women so that they can nevigate life with grace and strength. This is how we accumulate wisdom.
When a woman expresses her emotions openly and gracefully without apologizing, she becomes irresistible to everyone around her. Emotion is the source of creativity and power for women. Embrace your emotions and develop self compassion, my fellow women. When you value your emotions, men will start to understand and value them as well.