RSS Feed

The Wisdom of Buddha

If you light a lamp for somebody,  it will also brighten your path. Buddha. It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

When we show the way for others, we show the way for ourselves.

Source: The Wisdom of Buddha

The Buddha left many thoughts for us to explore and understand in our lives. The link to Lara and Tina‘s post shares several quotes and pictures, underscoring how love and care for others begins with love and care for ourselves.

When we are mindful and attentive to our self, we shine a light for others and we can be mindful and attentive to them.

About ivonprefontaine

I am a retired educator who recently completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. My dissertation topic and research was how teachers experience becoming who they are as teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

9 responses »

  1. I love reading Buddha’s quotes, and there are many of them. They make us realize what is really important in our lives. Lara

    Reply
    • Lara, I find that each deep thinker i.e Buddha, Jesus, Confucius, Muhammed, etc. help us dig deeper into our self as a process of dicovering and transforming who we are and what we do. We can find ourselves grounded in practical ways in our daily living.

      Reply
  2. I have never been a Buddha kind of guy, however this was interesting.

    Reply
  3. Check out The Love Foundation web site and see what they are doing to promote unconditional love, very special folks.

    Reply
  4. This is timely for me, Ivon. Ming (23-yr-old-son) is now doing a diploma in positive psychology and wellbeing and I am doing heaps of volunteering with a focus on helping carers of people with dementia. Our mutual and varied suffering has become useful. Early days but very positive! Thank you for sharing yours and others’ wisdoms.

    Reply
  5. A wonderful way to live our lives.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: