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Monday, May 2, 2011

Practicing Lovingkindness on Yom HaShoah



"Practicing lovingkindness...[means] that we learn to see the lives of others, really see them, as related to our own lives. It means that we open up to the possibility of caring for others not just because we like them or admire them or are indebted to them in some way, but because our lives are inextricably linked to one another's. We use the practice of lovingkindness meditation as a way to recover our innermost knowledge of that linkage as we dissolve the barriers we have been upholding and genuinely awaken to how connected we all are." ~ Sharon Salzberg, The Force of Kindness


Sharon's words sum up for me the essence of why we must remember those who have been murdered, and the possibility for tikkun olam, repairing our broken world, on this Yom HaShoah.


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24 comments:

  1. Blogger friendships are great links.

    Thanks for all the lovingkindness in your blog.

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  2. Lovely post, lovely words...

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  3. Perfect message for a day like this...

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  4. Absolutely. Thank you for helping us to remember...

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  5. Beautiful flowers and always nice words!

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  6. This is lovely!! Have a happy weekdays!!

    Macro Monday

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  7. Hi!
    Great post! The words are so right and the flower is beautiful. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Food for Thought

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  8. So important to remember. Today I posted about this as well.

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  9. Yes, always remember and never again!

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  10. Thank you for this lovely post!

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  11. I get such inspiration each time I visit your blog. Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings

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  12. Beautiful details of the flower petals!

    Happy Macro Monday

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  13. Beautiful words and a lovely reminder that we're all part of the same whole.

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  14. Wise words. If only more of us learned to really see the lives of others.

    Beautiful closeup of the white violets!

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  15. Greetings dear Laura,

    Thank you for guiding us to remember so that we do not forget, as all too often we are lost.

    Will be lighting also a candle not only to honor the lost lives of the Holocaust but also all other who suffered at the hands of those were blinded by religion or nationality.

    Warmest regards,
    Egmont

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  16. Beautiful little white flowers, and such a good thought. If it could just become a 'way of life' to show love and kindness to others, what a wonderful world it would become. Take care. Mickie

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  17. like it or not, we are all connected, at our beginings at least

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  18. Your words call us back to the heart- Thank you for the link to Sharon's book- and the lovely flowers. I am delighted you are too busy being up and about to visit here in blogland!

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  19. Through the magic of the blogosphere your site came my way. Beautiful imagery and meditations on the wonder of life and living. Thank you for the calm amidst the storm.

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  20. I can see two smiling faces in those flowers. Lovingkindness does that...connects us to the earth and each other.

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  21. Thanks for the reminder, and for sharing the exquisite beauty of that white flower macro! :-)
    We had our own Easter drama this year, our son was very ill, and for a few days I found it almost impossible to stay positive and focus on gratitude. Things are more or less back to normal now, and I am breathing again :-)
    Your blog posts always help me refocus!

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  22. An enjoyable post, beautiful photographs of the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing them.

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  23. Laura, every day I try to see the lives of others instead mine
    I am learning more how I can improve my heart to love people...
    thanks
    http://graceolsson.com/blog/2011/05/how-to-focus-my-life/

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