Tag Archives: Buddhist Offerings

Fear and Love

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love.

“When we are afraid, we pull back from life.   When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement and acceptance.   We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and imperfections.   If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create.    Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open hearted vision of people who embrace life.”     John Lennon.

watercolour/gouache20-11-15 - 1 (462)All of life in interconnected.     Mother Nature and the Magical Hummingbirds  remind us of this as they work together rather than in opposition.

watercolour/gouache20-11-15 - 1 (1023)Most cultures teach us that safety is found in separation and disconnection.

If we really believe that what happens in one part of the world doesn’t affect the rest of the world, we are in fact living in denial, convincing ourselves that we are safe.

To rely on disconnection for protection is to rely on falsehood.

watercolour/gouache20-11-15 - 1 (772)Mother Nature has given us the perfect example of what happens when we respect the laws of interconnection and also what happens when we don’t……..

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From the book – Buddhist Offerings:

You menace others with your deadly fangs but in tormenting them, you are only torturing yourselves. 

A Bientôt

A magical hummingbird with Cala Lilies

Rapid watercolour  –  Magical Hummingbird with Cala Lilies. 

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From the book Buddhist Offerings:-

‘Nothing is permanent:   The sun and the moon rise and then set.   The bright day is followed by the deep, dark night.   From hour to hour, everything changes’.   Kalu Rinpoche

Enjoy the day.

A Bientôt

 

The moon, mountains & a magical hummingbird

Rapid watercolour/felt tip pen – The moon, mountains & magical hummingbird. 

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From the book Buddhist Offerings: –

‘Let us try to recognise the precious nature of each day’.   The 14th Dali Lama. 

I was given the book, ‘Buddhist Offerings 365 Days’ ten years ago on my 60th  birthday.     Each and every day it offers words of comfort and wisdom.

A Bientôt

Opening the senses…..

‘Our five senses are like openings through which we receive all the perceptions that are then transformed into concepts and ideas’.    Buddhist Offerings. 

Hear the bird song and see the beauty…..

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Touch the flowers and the trees

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Smell the air

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and taste the sweet nectar of life. 

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Have a lovely weekend.

A Bientôt

Life is expressed in a perpetual sequence of changes…..

‘Life is expressed in a perpetual sequence of changes.   The birth of the child is the death of the baby, just as the birth of the adolescent is the death of the child’   From the book Buddhist Offerings. 

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Have a lovely Easter weekend and may the magical hummingbirds be with you.

A Bientôt