Posts tagged peace
NEW YEAR MESSAGE
 
Wat Thai Temple, Sarnath, India

Wat Thai Temple, Sarnath, India

As we head into 2019, I encourage you to cultivate peace this year. (Or continue to do so!) Just as the lotus flower grows from the mud, the mud of our own mind can be transformed into peace. A teacher said a few years ago that the mind is like a beautiful quartz crystal, clear all the time. But so often our beautiful mind gets deluded by emotions. Cultivating peace is becoming aware of that process. It’s being aware of where your mind is at and consciously choosing to live harmoniously. There are many ways to cultivate peace whether it’s through a meditation or yoga practice, exercise or prayer, whatever feels right for you. If you have a practice already, strengthen it. If you don’t, try something new.

Posted by Kate Dutton on December 31, 2018.

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WE ARE ALL ONE
 
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Sometimes people ask why there is one larger bead in the center of our bracelets. This single bead represents that we’re all one. In a world of diversity, there are many different kinds of people. People who have come from various religious traditions, cultures and backgrounds. Beyond our differences, I believe there is something that connects us all together and that is the innate wish to be happy and free from suffering. At the core level, I think all people are fundamentally the same. In recent history, humans have been interacting with each other more often than ever before. Sometimes cultures who before modernization had never known of their neighbors over the next mountain. Since it seems like the world is rapidly getting smaller, I think this is a crucial moment to see what connects us together - the desire to live in a world of harmony.

Posted by Kate Dutton on December 3, 2018.

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