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Remaining Positive and Overcoming Your Troubles

Published 16/09/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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Wise words indeed from H.H the 14th Dalai Lama. If we could take these words into our hearts and realize that there are always many people in our world who are worse off than we, and come to the realization that there are many people out there in our families, communities, countries and other regions of the world who really need our help and that we certainly do have the the power and abilities to overcome our own struggles in life, then we could and will be able to change our own circumstances for the better and also at the same time enable us to help others overcome theirs.

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Namaste with Love

Always

Mark

 

 

 

 

One World, One Chance and Life as we know it!

Published 28/02/2014 by inspiringyourspirit

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Now, I know I am not His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Jesus Christ, Allah, The Buddha, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Tich Nhat Hanh, Dr. Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Amma, Oprah, Deepak Chopra, Biame, or any other global leader, I am just a simple man, someone who cares, someone who wants to make a difference, someone who sheds tears at the state of our world and someone who believes that we can make a difference and who believes in the faith of coming together as one in the name of our children.

So let’s take a look at the following statement.

“An individual has not started living until he/she can rise above the narrow confines of his/her individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

Wow! Now that’s a statement!

But what does it mean to you and I, to us so called normal people on the streets of earth!

Well, I think this statement is a sort of wake up call to us all, we need it shouting from the rooftops, into our ears in every language known to mankind, in every country, every state, every city, every town and every village…. We really need this wake up call, a call to action, a call to make us wake up and smell the roses, a call to enlighten us all to the state of our world.

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I could go on for ever and a day telling you about poverty, about disease, about starvation, about genocide, about wars, about natural disasters, about corporate and political greed and control; but will it make a difference to you? Maybe to some of you who read my blog and some of you who have a spiritual bias and a care for what’s right and wrong with our world, but to the majority of people in our world, to the majority of our brothers and sisters in every country, they will not even take a moment to read this blog because it is not on their radar, they have no interest in what is going on in other countries, they have no care if a child dies today from starvation or dysentery, they have no care that young teenage girls and boys are being trafficked from one country to another into prostitution and slave labor, they have no care that our planet is being devastated by fracking to satisfy insatiable corporate greed, they have no care that our forests; the lungs of our planet are being wiped out to feed the need of companies worldwide, they have no care that our oceans and rivers are being polluted beyond all recovery….

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But would they pay attention if our voices were louder, if we were more actively promoting each other, passing on our words of wisdom, passing on our voices of concern and bringing them a connection, I mean a real connection of what is happening in our world directly to them, show them how one thing connects to another and how each of us is connected through our lifestyles, our purchasing habits, through our food and through our drinks!

We MUST speak out, we must awaken more people all around the world and raise them up from the narrow confines of their own individualistic concerns and make them aware of the realities and suffering that our brothers and sisters, our planet and all the creatures on it are going through in order to provide the food on their table, the clothes on their back, the furniture they sit on, the fuel that heats their home and all the commodities that go into the production of the everyday goods they use and take for granted! Let’s together awaken the people of our planet , help them to see beyond their own front door, to take real notice, to make changes to their lifestyles, changes for the better, that will bring lasting effects and start healing our world for our children and grandchildren’s sake !

Today, Friday 28th February could be the start of that process, If I send out this blog and one of you sends out to two and those two send to 4 and those 4 send to 8 and those 8 send to 16 and those 16 send to 32 and those 32 send to 64, etc we could soon awaken our world!
Please take action my friends ☺

Namaste with Love
Always
Mark

Finding Inner Peace….The Ultimate Aim in Life.

Published 13/11/2013 by inspiringyourspirit

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Inner Peace, what is it and how do I get it!

‘Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.’

 

Victor Frankl

“Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.

Eckhart Tolle

His Holiness the Dali Lama said: “Out of compassion brings inner peace, and out of inner peace comes world peace. Without inner peace, we cannot have world peace,”

His Holiness went on to say “everyone has the same capabilities for inner peace and compassion. If a person is always in constant fear and suspicion, that’s “very bad,” Everyone has the same capacity for kindness”.

“To me, the audience is brothers and sisters — no difference,” “Emotionally, mentally and physically we are the same. Negative emotions — anger, fear suspicion are the same. On the other hand, we have the same potential for compassion. Compassion is the seed of inner peace. We all have the same potential.” Showing compassion to an enemy helps to achieve inner peace, he said. “Neighbors with jealousy never get peace,”

Smiling often and genuinely is another key to finding compassion and inner peace, the more positive you are, the better you feel.

“Scientists have now began to realize — for physical health — reduce blood pressure, reduce anxiety, reduce fear …. Calmness is very, very important,”

So as a layman such as I, Inner peace is to be calm, to be in the ‘Now’, to be at peace with yourself, to smile, and to connect to others even our enemies with compassion. Compassion is such an important element of my life, often my  closest friends say to me ‘I’m too compassionate’!…In my mind, I can never be compassionate enough, they say ‘I’m utterly selfless’ and that sometimes is also to my detriment, ‘but hey’, that’s me and I try to bring compassion into every encounter I experience. It allows me to see the inter-connectedness of all life forms and that we are all part of a whole life energy force, the divine matrix filled with light and love. And that by widening our circle of compassion to others during our everyday encounters, and by practicing non-violence; always begins with us. The practice of compassion starts with us blocking out our negative thoughts and removing our notions of anger, hatred and violence, therefore reducing if not totally removing the negative and often violent actions we inflict upon ourselves and then, onto others.

In order for me to practice loving-kindness, non-judgment, and compassion of others and myself I go about my day keeping an open heart and extending as much pure love and gratitude to everyone I meet as possible. When doing so try to use your empathetic skills and natural intuitions to listen to the other person, I mean ‘really listen, with the intent to understand’ and pay attention to the loving connection between your heart and the other person’s heart.  Allow yourself to connect to the other person and silently bless them with loving compassion. In doing so you will connect via the energy forces that go between you; ‘The Devine Matrix’ that has been given to you by God and you will attune to their true and natural feelings.

If we as humans would only start to better understand and use our natural intuitions, empathy, compassion and abilities to love one another then we may just start to change our world for the better.

As always my dear friends, I hold out my hands to each and every one of you, I give you my love, and I send you my positive energy in the hope that we, together can help change our world and make it a better place for our children and their children to love and to cherish for many generations to come.

Remember my friends, we are just visitors to this world, we are here only for a brief moment in time, and, it is all our responsibilities to help bring about peace and love and protect our world for all!

Namaste with Love

‘Always’

Mark

Compassion , Love and Responsibility

Published 19/01/2013 by inspiringyourspirit

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Dalai Lama: Inner Peace, Happiness, God and Money.

Published 04/12/2012 by inspiringyourspirit

18 Rules for Living

Published 05/11/2012 by inspiringyourspirit

At the start of the new millennium the Dalai Lama issued eighteen rules for living.

1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three Rs: 1. Respect for self 2. Respect for others 3. Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
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. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

Namaste

Mark

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