” If you genuinely loved yourself, you could never harm another.”
The primary step in truly finding love is acknowledging you need to like yourself. When you do that, you create a strong structure for a long lasting bond with someone and open yourself to the possibility of being completely present for them. When you really like yourself, you see the reflection of that love within someone else. This is due to the fact that we’re all connected; spiritually, we’re all one.
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“Peace originates from within. Do not seek it without.”
The concept that something or somebody outside of yourself will give you the peace and like you have actually been looking for is not exactly correct. According to eastern philosophy, when you do that you set yourself up for eventual dissatisfaction. This is because whatever is fleeting; psychological joy comes and goes like the wind. But real joy comes from a state of being. That is, it flows naturally from within. You do not require to include anything to it … it’s currently there. Noticing that completeness within, you can truly provide something in a relationship.
“Love the whole world as a mother likes her only child.”
It’s not just one person or a family that deserves our love; the whole world does. Part of the problem we have in the world today is the concept of “Us 4 and no more.” People believe that only their family deserves their time and effort. However imagine what would occur if we saw the whole world as our family? Unexpectedly, we begin to expand that circle of love, and we feel a commitment to help others. If everyone had that perfect, the world would be an extremely different location.
“Whatever words we utter ought to be chosen with care, for individuals will hear them and be influenced by them for great or ill.”
It’s actually easy to get in a state of mind and project that onto other people … especially those we enjoy. Stating negative or harmful things to others can seriously harm our relationship with them, and injure our ability to produce a strong bond.
“Hatred does not stop through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.”
If you ever find yourself in a circumstance where someone is stating something upsetting or damaging, keep in mind that there’s always a choice in how we react. Picking to come from a location of love rather than anger can not just save a relationship, ut likewise assist that person understand there is a better method to tackle things. Not only that, but reacting with anger just gives more fuel to the fire.
“Joy will never pertain to those who stop working to appreciate that which they already have.”
One of the most typical things I see in relationships is one or both of the partners are taking a look around to see if the yard is greener on the other side. There’s a constant subconscious desire to see if they can get something much better.
Simply put: they’re not devoted.
Not having gratitude for someone in your life can actually set things up to fail. Recognize what you have! Sometimes it’s better than you understand.
Buddha’s teachings are so extensive … it’s difficult to really get a grasp with these couple of quotes.
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