From One Sentient Being to Another

September 03, 2010

“If you live your life as though there is a fixed amount of happiness in the world, it’s easy to fall into an embittered, resentful state of competition with others. But happiness isn’t a limited commodity that has to be rationed or hoarded…. There’s no chance that someone will get the last of it. Happiness, like love, increases when it is shared. When you feel truly happy for others, your own happiness increases, along with, as Patanjali reminds us, your peace of mind. What’s more, when you share happiness or love with all sentient beings, by the very nature of your own sentience, you are included!” (Frank Jude Boccio, “I’m So Happy for You,” June 2010 Yoga Journal)

Wishing you all a happy, relaxing Labor Day weekend!

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12 comments

  1. Beautiful thought and photo Kathy!

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  2. Thanks, Cheryl. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. Hi, Claire--I think so, too. More happiness for everyone!

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  4. Wishing you a happy and relaxed weekend as well!

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  5. Awww, how lovely! Much peace and happiness to you too, Kathy!

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  6. Wonderful and thoughtful - just what we need in these times. :)Right back at you!

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  7. Thanks, Elizabeth :)--hope you're having a lovely long weekend.

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  8. Thanks, Meredith--that means a lot coming from you!

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