Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunday October 21, 2007

“I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.”
~Dalai Lama

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11 Comments:

Blogger Gattina said...

Very, very true ! He indeed is a wise man !
I was busy lately with the preparation of our painting Exposition, yesterday was vernissage and today I will be there again the whole day. But it's a lot of fun !

October 21, 2007 1:35 AM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Raggedy ~~ Great post and I think
that the Dalai Lama is a great man for peace. It is so sad that his beloved Burma is in such a mess.
Hope you are doing well at work and
in the rest of your life. Take care.
Much love, Merle.

October 21, 2007 4:37 AM  
Blogger Miss Cellania said...

Isn't it a shame so many people look for happiness without ever considering other people? To be happy, you need: 1. Something to do, 2. Someone to love, and 3. Something to look forward to.

October 21, 2007 6:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raggedy, A very wise one he was. as always one of my favorite features you share here. Thanks my friend.

Take care, Hope all is well with you.

October 21, 2007 12:09 PM  
Blogger Lois Lane said...

One of the best quotes ever!!! :)

October 21, 2007 1:06 PM  
Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

Great words, not always easy to live....!Would that THAT was not the case...!

Thank you dear Raggedy for your sweet words on my post about Carol Bruce....I think those two links are the only ones on YouTube has, unless other things have been added since early this morning...I am hoping that more links will surface....She really did have a "heartbreak" voice....

I wish I knew how to add stuff from YouTube to my blog...Maybe you could give me detailed instructions.
I have tried and it just doesn't seem to work.....And I don't know why...Grrrrr. Very frustrating, I must say. (See? No love there....lol)

October 21, 2007 3:40 PM  
Blogger Leann said...

awesome picture and cool qote.and its so ture.sorry I havent been around lately.but been running again.hope all is well with you.
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October 21, 2007 5:12 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

That is a wonderful quote!!! Thanks for sharing it Raggedy!!

October 21, 2007 6:49 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I thought you wrote this until I happened to glance down part way through and see who the author is.
Very true words.
I hope this comment finds you doing well and feeling warm and fuzzy and full of love and life.

October 21, 2007 7:42 PM  
Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said...

Great quote, and wonderful photo, Raggedy. And oh-so-true,too.
Hope you have a great week.
Take care, hugs, Meow xx

October 22, 2007 12:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the quote. It reminds me of one of the few Sunday School lessons I remember from my grade school years that focused on how joy comes from service.

On a side note, my daughters have discovered they're happiest when they have work to do. They whine less and treat each other better when they have chores to do than on days when I don't have them do anything. I think it's the principle of service at work here, too.

October 26, 2007 10:31 AM  

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