Monday, January 23, 2012

Contemplative Monday




BEGIN WITH KINDNESS TO YOURSELF




"We are all in this together.




"So when you realize that you're talking with yourself,




"label it 'thinking' and notice your tone of voice.




"Let it be compassionate and gentle and humorous.




"Then you'll be changing old stuck patterns




"that are shared by the whole human race.




"Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves."


       Sophie in the sand/grass dunes.


Taken from Pema Chodron's Weekly Quotes: Heart Advice.







32 comments:

  1. So true!!
    Give a gentle pat to Sophie for me!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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    1. Sophie says thanks! She LOVES people.

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  2. Great "Heart Advice"! Beautiful photos of Sophie!

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    1. Yes, Pema has a 'way' of putting things into perspective. Sophie is a real 'ham' to photograph! Must be the clicking sound, or something....lol

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  3. So true. And such good advice! (with the usual beautiful photos to go with it)

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    1. Thanks Mitchell. Sophie really has a way of 'grounding' me.

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  4. I'm always in a better mood when I'm nice to myself. So I guess that would translate to being nice to others too.

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    1. That's why you are always so nice!

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  5. A great reminder!
    Love the Sophie pics!

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    1. Thanks Pat. Sophie is a joy to photograph!

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  6. Good idea to use Sophie here. With one exception, the dogs who have lived with me have understood how to be kind to themselves in order to then be kind to me. We need to learn this too, in order to be kind to others, we have to start with ourselves.

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    1. We can learn so much by observing our dogs and cats.

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  7. Makes sense -why can`t I think like this ? good advice and lovely pics x

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    1. Janet, this is why I so like what Pema has to say. She is very special and shares what she knows.
      Sophie is such a ham when it comes to the camera! lol

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  8. Thanks Jim, needed that today.

    Your Sophie's so full of Joy, I love to see shots of her on yours and Ron's blog.

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    1. Sophie IS so full of joy! All the time! She LOVES life Chris! She'd be all over you for sure! lol

      'Pema' has a way to be succinct without being overbearing.

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  9. jIM , YOU AN rON ARE INVITED TO THE uk THIS YEAR........

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    1. John, you are so KIND! We'll hold you to it should we head your way to the Olympics.

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  10. Hi There,

    Sophie sure looks like she's having a great day!!

    Have fun,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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  11. What beautiful pictures and we love the sentiment accompanying them! Sophie is gorgeous!

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    1. Well, thank you Prudence! And it is so nice to meet you! Sophie sends one of her 'famous' licks to you!

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  12. Hi Y'all,

    Oh Sophie, your grasses are all brown. Of course if I was down at the shore my grass would be brown too.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. Hey Browndawg! I've heard about you! You know what? Those grasses are so green in the summer.....you'd love it! Thanks for dropping by!

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  13. I am glad to see some pictures of her face. I was beginning to wonder how she felt about everyone looking at her butt :)

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  14. These words are so true! It's amazing how many people beat themselves up when we really should be kinder to ourselves.

    Lovely lovely shots of Sophie!

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    1. Fiona, you would have a good time photographing Sophie. She is very cooperative (mostly lol) and loves to pose!

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  15. Love the photos; Sophie is a cutie! Yes, you should always be kind to yourself, so you can then be kind to others. (I am finally able to comment on your blog. Maybe the issues blogger was having are finally over. One can hope!)

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    1. Thanks! Sophie is a sweetheart and we are so happy she is with us!
      Blogger has been doing some 'changes' and this is bound to affect things.

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  16. Such a pertinent post - wonderful words to live by - and that sweet Sophie girl is the keeper of all the beautiful thoughts -

    the pictures are amazing~~

    Vicki

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    1. Thanks Vicki! Yes, Sophie is a 'thinker'.

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