Category Archives: buddhism

Poem: Ultimate Reality

There are many ways to view the deeper nature of the reality around us. I wrote this poem in 1993, as one way of seeing that reality. It expresses the sense of wholeness, devoid of our individual personalities, that underlies … Continue reading

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26 Buddhist Affirmations

Today’s Thought “All that we are, is the result of what we have thought.” ~ Buddha Siddartha Gautama, the man known to history as The Buddha, was born in Northern India (modern-day Nepal) in 563 B.C.E. He was a prince … Continue reading

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Flower Insights from Thich Nhat Hanh – The Affirmation Spot for Wednesday October 5, 2011

Today’s Thought: “To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.” ~ William Blake Today’s entry is an extended passage … Continue reading

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Inter-Being – The Affirmation Spot for Saturday May 15, 2010

Thich Nhat Hanh was nominated for the 1968 Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He did not win the Nobel, but it was a great honor nonetheless.  He was banished from his home country Vietnam during the … Continue reading

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Metta: Turning Your Positivity Outward – The Affirmation Spot for Wednesday September 3, 2008

Step one in creating a positive world is to become more positive within. Our own ability to create a more peaceful, centered self helps us contribute that kind energy in the world. Step two is to radiate that positive energy … Continue reading

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Metta and The Monk – The Affirmation Spot for Thursday January 24, 2008

Leave your comment on today’s blog Today’s affirmation is actually a version of a Buddhist meditation called Metta (loving-kindness). This meditation is practiced by directing the following words at yourself. Then spreading them to loved ones and people towards whom … Continue reading

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