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Friday, January 13, 2012

Pride & Ego

Pride and ego are the same thing. Pride creates separation, yet it is eaten up like a box of cheerio's. We say we want peace, but we actively create separation from others. We are blind to our own delusional thinking and choose to ignorantly follow leaders of separation, like wooden puppets, marching to insanity's drum.

If we can't see beyond our own delusional beliefs and thoughts and acknowledge how our choices and actions create a chain reaction of separation, destruction, pain and suffering, then we choose to sleep while awake, which will ultimately lead to the destruction of all life on this planet.

~by Pamela J. Wells

Waking Up In The Morning ~ Plum Village

Waking up this morning 
I smile knowing there are 
24 brand new hours before me. 

I vow to live fully 
in each moment, and 
look at beings 
with eyes of compassion.

Source: Plum Village


The Four Noble Truths is the first teaching that Buddha gave after his awakening. It builds the foundation of all Buddhist teachings and defines their purpose: the cessation of suffering.