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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 completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

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

    • 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.

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

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

  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.

  5. A wonderful way to live our lives.


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