16 December 2011

Compassion and Warmheartedness

The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warmheartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest, it is as if we open an inner door. It reduces fear, boosts confidence and brings us inner strength. By reducing distrust, it opens us to others and brings us a sense of connection to others, and sense of purpose and meaning in life.
--The Dalai Lama

15 December 2011

So much of life in its meshes!
She called in her soul to come and see.

--Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Dear Republican Party

First in a series. Hopefully.