Friday, April 15, 2011

The Door to Satisfaction

~ People Are People | Depeche Mode ~

"All the peace and happiness of the whole globe,
the peace and happiness of societies,
the peace and happiness of family,
the peace and happiness in the individual persons' life,
and the peace and happiness of even the animals and so forth,
all depends on having loving kindness toward each other.
When you cherish others, all your wishes are fulfilled
Living your life for others, cherishing them with loving kindness
and compassion is the door to happiness, the door to enlightenment."

~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche ~
The Door to Satisfaction

"The springs of life are all from within."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

One of the keys to happiness and peace is mutual respect. 

Everyone has their belief system which personally belongs to them, just as yours belongs to you.  Mutual respect commands compassion for others, their feelings and the understanding associated with tolerance of beliefs that are not our own.  The world is full of people with varying opinions whether it be religion, politics or how to deal with life in general.

The door to enlightenment leads to peace within through tolerance and understanding . . . along with the practice of mutual respect.

 Peace in the world is elusive as a butterfly . . . I doubt that I will see peace in the world in my lifetime and is beyond any one person's control.

Peace in your soul comes from within and in your power.


Chantelle said...

I couldn't agree more...I believe we cannot operate in peace unless our peace is linked up with love & self-control. We have to be peaceful on purpose...and it is more valuable than 'things.'
~CC ;)

Gina Alfani said...

Hi Chantelle . . . I love the phrase you used . . . "we have to be peaceful on purpose" . . . and yes, "things" are nothing without peace in your soul.

Melissa said...

This is a powerful post, that speaks so loud and clear to me right now. Right now, I'm trying to find peace with in myself.

Gina Alfani said...

Thank you Melissa :) It is not easy, but easier if you can find a comfortable balance.

Don E. Chute said...

How about the "Golden Rule"?

"Do unto others as you would have others do unto you".

Peace, Love and Understanding-- Elvis Costello

Gina Alfani said...

Hey Don . . . actually the "Golden Rule" was the philosophy that governed my life, but many times ended up with disastrous results. My new philosophy involves walking away from those not worthy of my respect . . .

Colleen said...

Our time is finite. I surround myself with people who enhance, and walk from those who detract. All without violating the golden rule.

Gina Alfani said...

Life is too short to not be at peace . . .

Thanks for visiting Colleen :)

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