Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wednesday Writing

Welcome back everyone! This has been an amazing week and there has been so much creativity that resulted from last week's prompt. You guys are awesome! So, make sure to check out last week's prompt and the great posts that resulted: Beach of Peace  over at Lando-Loo, Where Are You? Back to the Beach  over at The Why, The how, and the What If Rough Tides, at Chasing Revery (my co-host!) A New Beginning (done by me!) And today we have another prompt ready to go for everyone! But first, a quick shout out to my awesome co-hosters - Chasing Revery and A Writer's Muses. Make sure you check out their blogs! As usual, here are the rules: 1) There will be one photo, and five words - both of those elements must be a feature in the brief story you create. 2) There is also a 500 word maximum. 3) You have until the next Wednesday to create your post. 4) When you have finished your post, come back here and link up below and let me (or whoever your blog host is) know in the comments that you have done so! 5) We were going to tell you to not take this too seriously, but reconsidered it because we know full well that asking writers to write something means that they will take it seriously. So, take it seriously, but don't fret/panic/pass out/hyperventalate/lose sleep/run in fear over it. Also, we have a fancy schmancy new blog hop button for you to grab. So if you have been having fun with the blog hop, grab a button:
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Monday, April 30, 2012

A to Z Challenge the letter R= Respect and Responsibility

I have a few letters left in this challenge and though I will finish the last few letters for my own peace of mind and prepare better for next year.
Number three on the Dalai Lama’s “Instructions for Life” (which I am sure appear in other religions as well) are the three R’s:
Respect for self. Respect for others. Responsibility for your actions.

As part of my mindfulness practice, I am trying to stop and correct my thoughts when I think or say anything that is not respectful. Yes, I am a person who just blurts things out at times. I also have a habit of saying things that are negative about myself  that do not show respect.  Who needs enemies when we can damage ourselves with all of the negative self talk?

 The Dalai Lama has said that the only way to work out a problem is through dialogue. For dialogue to be successful however, we have to respect the other person’s point of view. We may not agree with it, but we should be respectful of their view as we would wish them to respect us. He also urges us to have a sense of compassion in resolving issues:
“There is no other alternative, only to talk, that’s the wisdom side, then respect others interest, genuine sense of concern – concern of others well-being that’s the basis." - Dalai Lama   Source: 

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