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Litany

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    Litany reacted to RiverLight for a status update, I am so excited I can hardly sit still! The countdown til my interview begins.... 6 d   
    I am so excited I can hardly sit still! The countdown til my interview begins.... 6 days left. I'm gonna get this job, I just know it!
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    Litany reacted to RiverLight for a status update, Words of wisdom for today!   
    Words of wisdom for today!


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    Litany reacted to RiverLight for a status update, “ We cannot overcome anger and hatred simply by suppressing them. We need to actively   
    “We cannot overcome anger and hatred simply by suppressing them.  We need to actively cultivate the antidotes to hatred: patience and tolerance…When we are engaged in the practice of patience and tolerance, in reality, what is happening is you are engaged in a combat with hatred and anger.”

    “Feelings of anger and hatred arise from a mind that is troubled by dissatisfaction and discontent.  So you can prepare ahead of time by constantly working toward building inner contentment and cultivating kindness and compassion.  This brings about a certain calmness of mind that can help prevent anger from arising in the first place.  And then when a situation does arise that makes you angry, you should directly confront your anger and analyze it.  Investigate what factors have given rise to that particular instance of anger or hatred.  Then, analyze further, seeing whether it is an appropriate response and especially whether it is constructive or destructive.   And you make an effort to exert a certain inner discipline and restraint, actively combating it by applying the antidotes: counteracting these negative emotions with thoughts of patience and tolerance.”
    “Since patience or tolerance comes from an ability to remain firm and steadfast and not be overwhelmed by the adverse situations or conditions that one faces, one should not see tolerance or patience as a sign of weakness, or giving in, but rather as a sign of strength, coming from a deep ability to remain firm.  Responding to a trying situation with patience and tolerance rather than reacting with anger and hatred involves active restraint, which comes from a strong, self-disciplined mind.”

    ~ The Dalai Lama
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