Powerful Thoughts for a Positive Planet

buddhism[1]

Live in Joy, in love, even among those who hate.

Live in joy, in health, Even among the afflicted.

Live in joy, in peace, Even among the troubled.

Look within. Be still. Free from fear and attachment, Know the sweet joy of living in the way.

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There is no fire like greed, No crime like hatred, No sorrow like separation, No sickness like hunger of heart, And no joy like the joy of freedom.

Health, contentment and trust Are your greatest possessions, And freedom your greatest joy.

Look within. Be still. Free from fear and attachment, Know the sweet joy of living in the way.

taken from the Dhammapada

editor’s note: reposted from Nov 9, 2009 “Live In Joy” 

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47 thoughts on “Powerful Thoughts for a Positive Planet

  1. Hi Eddie
    There’s so much depth in what you’ve written and the power within us is much greater than we can imagine if only we were aware of it i think we would have a lot more control over everything..
    Its been a really long time.. I’ve been very irregular on WP.. Hope you are doing very well..
    Sheena xoxo

  2. Can feel the depth of your words here – and so much gets to the heart of what it’s all about Eddie ~ Adored this!
    So much Love ~ RL

  3. it’s there within all of us, Eddie, the need, and the ability to answer that need. If only we would take the time, to listen and understand what is important and what is dross. Many thanks for sharing this my friend. xPenx

    • Struggle begins at birth and does not end until the last breath Wolfie. We might as well get use to it and live in “Joy”.
      It’s easier on the heart and head. Don’t you think?

      • I certainly do Eddie 🙂 Sometimes I’ve felt guilty for living in joy when circumstances aren’t good, but as you say…. and I can’t say I haven’t felt 100% better for it, and dealt with the circumstances in a far more positive way than I might otherwise have done. Strongly recommend this approach to everyone!

      • Thank you very much for opening your heart to us Wolfie.
        Your explaination most likely sounds familiar to many.
        with love, Eddie

  4. Eddie, good to catch up with the blogging world… and lovely to click onto your post.. Being still within is what my own mind is craving… as it wants to shut out the chatter of the trivia which is a constant hum in the background..
    Sending positive thoughts for the planet is so important… Learning to detach and embrace the ‘sweet joy of living’ in this moment of Now… So many forget to do just that…
    Many thanks again my wonderful friend 🙂 Dreamwalker

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