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Supported We Hang In There!

 

 

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THIS AMAZING ROCK FORMATION IS CALLED “CHAPEL ROCK. THE TREE YOU SEE ON THE ROCK IS ONLY KEPT ALIVE BY THE ROOT BRIDGE ON THE LEFT.

When times get tough, as they sometimes do, we all need a lifeline, something or someone to help us get through. At present I know a very special lady who is struggling and am sending her lots of prayers and love. Her strength is coming from her family and the many wonderful friends she has made over the years but in the end in the toughest times even more is needed. I have been meeting a lot of people lately who have been doing it tough and it really starts you thinking.

When looking at times when we are alone and no other person can share a path we must walk alone you need a strong inner belief that life is taking you exactly where you are meant to be and that all is unfolding just as it meant to. Then you can settle, find peace and acceptance of the present situation knowing that this too will pass, it is impermanent and as everything does will change.

Often this takes a strong faith!

 “You need a deep well in times of drought!” was how the Dalai Lama put it during his teachings in Melbourne.

This faith doesn’t belong to any culture. He went on to say “If I had been born in Australia I would probably be praying to that nice lady in blue (Meaning Mary the mother of Jesus) His point was that we have different religions because of our birth place, heritage, cultural beliefs and this is not to create barriers between us but to make it easier for us and allow for our differences.

Some find their strength in Christ’s teachings, some in Buddha’s and some in other faiths, the important thing is to find that strength and how to tap into it BEFORE things get tough because then it is easier to hang in and find the inner strength and peace to make the journey easier. 

These tough times often bring amazing blessings! They come to us in many surprising ways but they almost always come to us through the love given out by others. It is a gift we can all give, it costs nothing but a little time to send loving thoughts and in todays tough world we need all the love and compassion that can be given.

If you know someone who is doing it tough and you want to help but don’t know how start by sending them loving thoughts.

If you are doing it tough just open your heart and accept all the love that is being poured out daily by many loving souls who know that everyone has a special unique place in this world and that love unites us all.

 

 

No One Is Too Small To Make A Big Difference!

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“If you think you are too small to make a difference,

try sleeping with a mosquito!”

-The Dalai Lama.

So often when faced with a moral wrong we feel powerless to make a difference and walk away from making a stand. “It’s no good trying to change things, what I say or do won’t make a difference.”

If people like Mandela, Gandhi, Helen Keller, Fred Hollows and a legion of others had said this and just let things stay as they were our world today would be even worse than it is now and the suffering and injustice they overcame would still plague us.

Helen Keller summed it up for me when she said,

“I am only one but still I am one.

I cannot do everything but still

I can do something.

I will not refuse to do the something I can do!”

Now more than ever we ALL need to stand side by side, as one people sharing one world to save and protect each others right to peace, happiness, freedom and a safe healthy environment in which to live.

The choice lies with each of us…

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                                                                  or

                                                                      find a way to make a change for the better.

A might body of water is made from countless small drops joining together. If an injustice is knocking on your heart’s door and making itself known to you don’t ignore it.

                                  You CAN help make a change today for  brighter tomorrow.

TIBETAN HEALING

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Venerable Lobsang Tendar with some students (I am in the white top) at a retreat last year.

I am looking forward to August when at another retreat I will learn more.

Tibetans use an ancient form of medicine called “The Knowledge of Healing” whose origins are believed to be based on the teachings of the historical Buddha.

In the Tibetan medical tradition, the concept of well-being takes into account the full dynamics of mind, body and spirit to achieve effective and comprehensive healing. It utilizes the power of mantra (a creative repetitive sound) and the power of meditative stabilization.

In Tibetan Buddhist healing the notion of the law of  karma implies infinite interlinked causes for any single event.

Three emotions known as the “Three Interior Poisons” are considered to be the root of all illness.

The first poison is desire or passion, which manifests as grasping at objects or pleasant experiences.

The second poison is hatred which manifests as  pushing away of unpleasant experiences or objects.

Finally, ignorance or confusion, the third poison involves misunderstanding the nature of an object or a particular experience.

It is vital for anyone involved in healing to develop compassion for without compassion for self and others no true healing can take place.

If you are interested in learning more about Tibetan Healing or studying it contact Venerable Lobsang Tendar (There is a link on this site just click on the smiling Buddhist Monk widget) or google Tendar. He is an amazing, humble monk whose life is dedicated to healing. He now lives in Melbourne, Australia but if you live anywhere else in the world I am sure he can advise you on avenues of further study.

If you are motivated to study, learn and change I encourage you to do it.

We all say ” Tomorrow I’ll do that”  but tomorrow never comes, so I say,” the perfect time to start something never comes so best do it now!”

Remember  Michael Jackson said in “Man in the Mirror”

“If you want to make the world a better place,

take a look at yourself and make the change.”

Such wise words but like most of us I suspect he was going to do it tomorrow.

Make the change today, become a healer, you don’t have to be Tibetan to develop compassion. Mind you they have an awful lot to teach most of us. The teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Tendar have been a great light to me personally and I am deeply thankful for their sharing of their knowledge and life’s journey. People like them change everyone they come in contact with and in doing so they certainly are changing the world.

Blessings on your journey.