Friday, September 3, 2010

From One Sentient Being to Another

“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:

Scrappy Cat said...

Beautiful thought and photo Kathy!

Claire M said...

great words to keep in mind.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Thanks, Cheryl. Hope you have a great weekend!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

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

Laure Ferlita said...

Wishing you a happy and relaxed weekend as well!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Thanks, Laure!

Krista Meister said...

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

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Thanks, Krista!

Elizabeth Smith said...

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

Kathy A. Johnson said...

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

Meredith said...

Gorgeous, Kathy. :)

Kathy A. Johnson said...

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