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Quote for May

To say we should be patient and tolerant in the face of trouble doesn’t mean we should give in. The purpose of engaging in the practice of patience is to strengthen the mind and strengthen the heart. But we need to remain calm. If we lose patience and our minds are swamped with emotion, we lose the ability to think clearly and discover how to remedy the destructive emotions that are upsetting us.

                                                                                               ~ Dalai Lama

Quote for April

The very purpose of our life is happiness, which is sustained by hope. We have no guarantee about the future, but we exist in the hope of something better. Hope means keeping going, thinking, ‘I can do this.’ It brings inner strength, self-confidence, the ability to do what you do honestly, truthfully and transparently.

                                                                                                       ~ Dalai Lama

Quote for March

Friendship depends on trust, not money, not power, not mere education or knowledge. Only if there is trust between us will there be friendship. Trust is related to whether we have a sincere motivation. If we’re serious about taking care of others, protecting their lives and respecting their rights, we’ll be able to conduct our lives transparently and that’s the basis of trust, which in turn is the basis of friendship.

                                                                                                       ~ Dalai Lama

Quote for January

Some scientists report evidence that basic human nature is compassionate. We have neglected this in the past, despite having the seed within us. We have to find ways to cultivate it on the basis of common sense, common experience and scientific findings. If our goal is a happier, more peaceful world in the future, only education will bring change.

                                                                                                                                                  ~ Dalai Lama

Quote for December

On a simple human level we are all equal. The first of my personal commitments is to work to increase human happiness by encouraging the cultivation of inner values and a sense of concern for others’ well being. These are the key factors to make us happy whether we are religious or not.

~ Dalai Lama

Quote for November

"If you can't do anything about it then let it go.
Don't be a prisoner to things you can't change."

~ Tony Gaskins

Quote for October 

The only thing that will bring happiness is affection and warmheartedness. This really brings inner strength and self-confidence, reduces fear, develops trust, and trust brings friendship. We are social animals, and cooperation is necessary for our survival, but cooperation is entirely based on trust. When there is trust, people are brought together—whole nations are brought together.

                    ~ Dalai Lama