loving kindness

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If you shift your focus from yourself to others, extend your concern to others…then this will have the immediate effect of opening up your life and helping you to reach out. Dalai Lama, Transforming the Mind

I often use this quote to point to how we can heal by opening to our community -how ever that may look. Today I feel an even broader look at this opening and our own healing …crazy as it sounds the internet has become a community and I urge you to open to it in ways you may not have considered. Perhaps you use some social networking sites and can unfold a new part of your self by offering your help and support to another. Without a doubt this is a beautiful and ever present form of self care. Your growth and healing wrapped in the guise of helping!

Ian Britton

“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.” Albert Einstein

Words to hold close as we embrace a new President of the US.

As we hold our elected officials to the light and look for them to set an example for our country to live by may we- each one of us also hold ourselves to the same light.

May the change we wish to see in the world begin inside ourselves.

May your day be filled with loving kindness.


photographer: Ian Britton