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An Open Heart January 10, 2012

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Mindfulness, People.
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I’m reading An Open Heart ~ Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life by the Dalai Lama.

Just looking at his smiling face on the cover makes me smile.

Smiles are contagious.

Make it a point to share your smile with the world at every opportunity.

Doing so creates ripples of positive energy, benefitting both sender and recipient.

What a simple and effective way to make a difference to those around us.

Another easy way to spread loving kindness and compassion?

LISTEN.

The first duty of love is to listen. 

Listen to others and let them know they have been heard.

Taking the best within us and sharing it with others benefits everyone. Nothing is too frivolous if it stems from loving kindness and compassion.

Making others feel good is NEVER a waste of time.

Aah . . . that’s better!

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