Nuggets of wisdom from Ms. Streep…

wow, what a speech. class, grace, dignity, and integrity we could use more of.
Nuggets of wisdom from Ms. Streep:
“That instinct to humiliate when it’s modeled by someone in a public platform, it filters down into everyone’s life because it gives permission for others to do the same.”
“Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence, and when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose.”
“The responsibility of the act of empathy.”
“Take your broken heart, make it into art.”
#empathy #wisdom #art #MerylStreep

fall in love with life…


fall in love with life… 

“Every day, priests minutely examine the Dharma and endlessly change complicated sutras. Before doing that, though, they should learn how to read the love letters sent by the wind and rain, the snow and moon.” ~ Ikkyu
#love #life #nature #ItIsAllHere #dharma #Ikkyu #zen #JMWphotos #JMWart

we practice for times like these…


This is what we’ve been practicing for: the situations where the practice doesn’t come easily. When the winds of change reach hurricane force, our inner refuge of mindfulness, concentration, and discernment is the only thing that will keep us from getting blown away. 
~

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

#practice #meditation #change #refuge #mindfulness #concentration #discernment #grounded #steady #presence #JMWart

just love…

  

“What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“If you love, you will find so many occasions to be loving. If you are afraid, you will find so many occasions to be afraid.” ~ Osho
#Love #Fear #KnowLoveNoFear #LoveIsTheAnswer #perspective #wisdom #TheMettaGarden #JMWart #JMW