Posts Tagged With: Dalai Lama

Day 2334: How many brains do you have?

According to this book I’m reading …

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Humans have four brains! What are we doing with them, these days?

Here are four human quotes about brains from Brainy Quotes:

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy.  Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. — Dalai Lama

The human brain works as a binary computer and can only analyze the exact information-based zeros and ones (or black and white).  Our heart is more like a chemical computer that uses fuzzy logic to analyze information that can’t be easily defined in zeros and ones. — Naveen Jain

I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.  — Dr. Suess

The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it’s so great, because for a little bit I’m out of my brain, and it’s got nothing to do with me. I’m not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.  — Chris Evans

All of my brains noticed these images yesterday:

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I hope some of your brains know that you can click on any of those images to enlarge them, if your heart wants to.

Here’s something that came up on YouTube when I searched for “Humans have four brains.”

All my brains loved hearing this tune yesterday:

I wonder if any of your brains want to leave a comment.

My brains always want to express gratitude at the end of every post, to all the brains who helped me create it and all the brains that are reading it, here and now.

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Day 1792: Yes!

Yes!  It’s another post at the Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally.

Yes!  I saw this yes-terday

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and almost said “yes” to writing a post titled “No!”

Yes! I’ve already written Day 1539: The No List which includes interesting quotes about “No.” Yes!  I’ll wait while you read that other post.

Yes! There are also interesting quotes about “Yes!”

Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment… Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life – and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you. — Eckhart Tolle

When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes – I already have everything that I really need.’  — Dalai Lama

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes. — Eleanor Roosevelt

A nice person is a ‘yes’ person, whereas a good person is a person who accepts their responsibility in things and moves forward and tries to constantly evolve and isn’t afraid to say no or challenge someone or be honest or truthful. — Miranda Kerr

Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best. — John C. Maxwell

A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. — Mahatma Gandhi

The oldest, shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought.  — Pythagoras

Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the furthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness: a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say ‘no.’ But saying ‘yes’ begins things. Saying ‘yes’ is how things grow. — Stephen Colbert

Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes’, otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life. — Ian Fleming

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. — e. e. cummings

Yes!  That last  quote is a nice segue to other pictures from yes-terday.

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Would you say “Yes!” to things that are almost funny?   What do you say “Yes!” to, here and now?

Yes! I love YesHere they are, when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame said “Yes” to them this year:

 

I always say “Yes!” to gratitude.  Thanks to all who helped me create today’s post and — yes! —  to you.  Yes, you!

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Day 1671: Rules of Living

As I was living my life yesterday, I took a picture of the 18 Rules of Living by the Dalai Lama, who rules:

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Now I’m wondering if my other photos from yesterday relate to those rules.

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The Rules of Living are here on YouTube:

What are your Rules of Living?

Despite Rule #10, please answer this post with a comment.

Paraphrasing Rule #12, a loving atmosphere in this blogging home (among others) is the foundation for my life.

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One of my simple, best rules:

Express gratitude every day.

Thanks to the Dalai Lama, helpful rules, and YOU.

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