Due to the recent events in Paris, I posted this Dalai Lama quote on my FaceBook page, World Peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, the manifestation of human compassion. The quote has me thinking and feeling all sorts of things as do the recent events in Paris.
When will we learn and completely get it? When will enough be enough? Will my children live on a planet that gets to this peaceful place? Will their children?
Thinking big, thinking globally is vital and it must start at home. With me. In the way I interact with my small world of family and friends. In my interactions with those I don’t know who cross my path. With how I show up in the world. Where in my life can I show more compassion? How can I live compassionatley in my actions? Where can a shift be made?
I must look at me, not pointing fingers to others. It starts with awareness on myself. There is a lot of room for human compassion in my life. It is time to practice it. One person’s practice of compassion can spread like a bottle of spilled milk on hardwood floor.
We must be wiling to start the ripple. We must be willing to tip over the milk and be the only one with compassion, until it catches on and spreads like crazy.
I could ask you how you will be compassionate today, but first I will look closely at myself and ask me that very question.
Hi, I’m Jenny Gwinn McGlothern, Certified Transformational Master Life Coach, Retreat Leader and Writer. As founder of my retreat business, Mama Needs A Refill, LLC, one way I know I fill my cup is by showing up to a blank page to write. Thank you for stopping by and reading my Random Monday Thoughts, because I will be honest that fills my cup too, knowing others are reading my filled page. Life is too short to blog about anything else unless it touches my heart. Please know I appreciate you joining me on this journey whether you visit every week since I began in 2008 or this is your first blog stop.
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