The Easier Softer Way has these two pieces in Against the Stream’s auction. All proceeds go to Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. Head over to http://EasierSofter.com/Bid to check them out, and bid to support a wonderful sangha!

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The Easier Softer Way has these two pieces in Against the Stream’s auction. All proceeds go to Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. Head over to http://EasierSofter.com/Bid to check them out, and bid to support a wonderful sangha!

#mala #malabeads #gemstonejewelry #againstthestream #dharmapunx #buddhistjewelry #buddhism #hamsa #buddha #lapis

Daily Quotes 9/18/14 - Idleness


“The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest, for he has not earned it.”
-John Lubbock

"Inaction will cause a man to sink into the slough of despond and vanish without a trace.”
-Farley Mowat

"Expect poison from standing water."
-William Blake


Action for the Day: Today, be active in some way; avoid idleness.

Daily Quotes 9/18/14 - Idleness


“The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest, for he has not earned it.”
-John Lubbock

"Inaction will cause a man to sink into the slough of despond and vanish without a trace.”
-Farley Mowat

"Expect poison from standing water."
-William Blake


Action for the Day: Today, be active in some way; avoid idleness.

Daily Mindfulness 9/18/14 - Unhappiness


“Suppose someone says something that angers you. Your old pathway wants to say something to punish him. But that makes us victims of our habit energy. Instead, you can breathe in and say, “Unhappiness is in me, suffering is in me, anger is in me, irritation is in me.” That is already helpful, recognizing your feelings and helping you not to respond right away. So you accept that anger and irritation in you, and smile to it. With mindfulness, you look at the other person and become aware of the suffering in him or in her. He may have spoken like that to try to get relief from his suffering. He may think that speaking out like that will help him suffer less, but in fact he will suffer more.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh


Mindfulness Practice for the Day: Today, focus on yourself when irritated or angry with a person or situation, and become aware of the true nature of the situation.

Daily Mindfulness 9/18/14 - Unhappiness


“Suppose someone says something that angers you. Your old pathway wants to say something to punish him. But that makes us victims of our habit energy. Instead, you can breathe in and say, “Unhappiness is in me, suffering is in me, anger is in me, irritation is in me.” That is already helpful, recognizing your feelings and helping you not to respond right away. So you accept that anger and irritation in you, and smile to it. With mindfulness, you look at the other person and become aware of the suffering in him or in her. He may have spoken like that to try to get relief from his suffering. He may think that speaking out like that will help him suffer less, but in fact he will suffer more.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh


Mindfulness Practice for the Day: Today, focus on yourself when irritated or angry with a person or situation, and become aware of the true nature of the situation.