A Quote by Michael Lerner on peace, justice, kindness, and generosity

You, my Eternal Friend, witness now that I forgive anyone who hurt or upset me or who offended me…May no one be punished because of me.  May no one suffer from karmic consequences for hurting or upsetting me.     Help me, Eternal Friend, to keep from offending You and others.  Help me to be thoughtful and not commit outrage by doing what is evil in Your eyes.   Whatever sins I have committed, blot out, please, in Your abundant kindness, and spare me suffering or harm.  Help me become aware of the ways I may have unintentionally or intentionally hurt others, and please give me guidance and strength to rectify those hurts and to develop the sensitivity to not continue acting in a hurtful way.  Let me forgive others, let me forgive myself, but also let me change in ways that make it easy for me to avoid paths of hurtfulness to others.   I seek peace, let me BE peace. I seek justice, let me be just. I seek a world of kindness, let me be kind. I seek a world of generosity, let me be generous with all that I have. I seek a world of sharing, let me share all that I have. I seek a world of giving, let me be giving to all around me.   I seek a world of love, let me be loving beyond all reason, beyond all normal expectation, beyond all societal frameworks that tell me how much love is “normal,” beyond all fear that giving too much love will leave me with too little.  And let me be open and sensitive to all the love that is already coming to me, the love of people I know, the love that is part of the human condition, the accumulated love of past generations that flows through and is embodied in the language, music, recipes, technology, literature, religions, agriculture, and family heritages that have been passed on to me and to us.  Let me pass that love on to the next generations in an even fuller and more explicit way.   Source of goodness and love in the universe, let me be alive to all the goodness that surrounds me.  And let that awareness of the goodness and love of the universe be my shield and protector.   Hear the words of my mouth and may the meditations of my heart find acceptance before You, Eternal Friend, who protects and frees me so that I may fully engage in the work of Tikkun – the healing and transformation of the world social and economic order, the planet, and myself.

Michael Lerner

Source: Spiritual Activism Conference, 2006

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A Quote by unknown on life, body, kindness, and care

Be Good to yourself;
If you don't take care of your body, where will you live?


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A Quote by Sakyong Mipham on sanity, loving-kindness, love, kindness, and fearfulness

If ruling our world stems from developing certainty in our sanity, how do we discover it? The Shambhala teachings instruct us to "put our mind of fearfulness in the cradle of loving-kindnes."

Sakyong Mipham

Source: Ruling Your World : Ancient Strategies For Modern Life, Pages: 3..4

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A Quote by unknown on kindness

You are one of a kind; therefore, no one can really predict to what heights you might soar. Even you will not know until you spread your wings!


Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on immortality, influence, kindness, and life

The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Walter Elias "Walt" Disney on impossibility and kindness

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

Walt Disney (1901 - 1966)

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on babies, buddhism, compassion, feeling, giving, heart, jesus, kindness, mind, plants, and sacred

Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed, recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis; because both are ourselves. The tangerine I am eating is me. The mustard greens I am planting are me. I plant with all my heart and mind. I clean this teapot with the kind of attention I would have were I giving the baby Buddha or Jesus a bath. Nothing should be treated more carefully than anything else. In mindfulness, compassion, irritation, mustard green plant, and teapot are all sacred.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on death, kindness, and life

You want to live-but do you know how to live? You are scared of dying-and, tell me, is the kind of life you lead really any different from being dead?

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

Source: Letters from a Stoic

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on kindness

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will become too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on god, kindness, order, and safety

It is God's kindness to terrify you in order to lead you to safety.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

Contributed by: Zaady

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