family

A Quote by Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on sharing, dependence, community, indepdendence, compassion, family, and children

The essence of compassion is to copy how you relate with your child (in your relationships with others). The problem is how much you want to be the head of the family or the ringleader of your friends. You know, if that ambition is not there, but you have a genuine willingness to share, that is precisely the concept of sangha, or the Buddhist community, in traditional terms. You are willing to be friends with everybody, but at the same time you are not particularly taking credit. You don’t make people depend on you. Everybody can stand on his or her own feet. The ideal of helping is to make others independent of you. You help them to become more independent rather than making them addicted to you.

Chogyam Trungpa

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on ancestors, family, generations, palm, and continuation

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors.  All of them are alive in this moment.  Each is present in your body.  You are the continuation of each of these people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Present moment, wonderful moment: mindfulness verses for daily living‎ - Page 13 by Nhá̂t Hạnh, Mayumi Oda, Annabel Laity

Contributed by: Kaia-Z

A Quote by Letty Cottin Pogrebin on family, nest, fruit, boat, possibilities, sport, game, human history, building, baseball, canoe, and orange

If the family were a container, it would be a nest, an enduring nest, loosely woven, expansive, and open. If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections, held together but separable—each segment distinct. If the family were a boat, it would be a canoe that makes no progress unless everyone paddles. If the family were a sport, it would be baseball: a long, slow, nonviolent game that is never over until the last out. If the family were a building, it would be an old but solid structure that contains human history, and appeals to those who see the carved moldings under all the plaster, the wide plank floors under the linoleum, the possibilities.

Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Source: Family and Politics, ch. 2 (1983).

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Albert Einstein on solitude, nationalism, family, and community

I am truly a "lone traveler" and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Source: Ideas And Opinions, Pages: 9 (The World As I See It)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Yanis Bayada on journey, love, heart, ache, hurt, healing, family, and childhood memories

My journey is my journey, how can you comprehend
That what becomes the truth for me is one I cannot lend
Or even simply give away, because it is of me,
It is of me, and me alone, not him, not her, not thee,
A private part of who I am and what I represent,
Impossible to understand from where your journey's sent.

Yanis Bayada

Source: GoneAway into the Land

Contributed by: Jeffrey B. Allen

A Quote by Virginia Satir on family, flourish, atmosphere, individual, difference, mistakes, toleration, and flexible

Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.

Virginia Satir

Source: http://thinkexist.com/quotes/virginia_satir/

Contributed by: josefperezcr

A Quote by Pam Brown on wife, mother, sons, and family

For the sake of the sons - and even for the son's future wives - a woman must keep a part of her mind and heart entirely for herself.
Every family is better off with a wife and mother who can astonish and occasionally dewilder.

Pam Brown

Source: An Illustrated Woman's Notebook - Juliette Clarke

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Anaïs Nin on family, imperfect, humanize, yourself, balance, life, and forget

I know why families were created with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.

Anaïs Nin (1903 - 1977)

Contributed by: Heathgrrr

A Quote by Maya Angelou on smile, love, home, family, and strangers

If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.  Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning "Good morning" at total strangers.

Maya Angelou (1928 -)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by unknown on family and change

Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.

unknown

Source: Between mother and daughter...Friends for life

Contributed by: Lilia

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