"Lotus Essence" is the 18th winner of The Compassionate Blog Award...

Posted by Maitri Libellule | Monday, March 30, 2009

Click on the lovely graphic
above to go to Lisa's site,
Lotus Essence

I remember, so well, the first time I came upon Lisa's beautiful site. It is visually lovely, calming,. serene and the content is so well rounded and covers so many related topics of interest you could just sit back and read through the site for hours. I just adore this site.

Lisa also has a wonderful forum accessed by one of the tabs at the top and it is lovely, a wonderful place to chat with like minded people. Lisa blogs often and the content is always uplifting. I find it a good place to go when I am finding myself all knotted up and just needing a diversion. It is like slipping into a pool of cool water and coming alive again.

I hope you will visit this site and tell your friends about it. What a wonderful place in cyberspace that Lisa has created. Congratulations dearheart for creating such a lovely place for us to come and reconnect with our center, calm down and find our breath, and let the topics that draw us expand into new ways of being, knowing, loving and finding our dreams.

Lisa, kuddos, you have done a beautiful job, and taught me much in the process. Congratulations dearheart...

Deepest Blessings and Love,

Welcome Friends,..

Thoughts on Compassionate Living...

"How are we ever going to change anything? How is there going to be less aggression in the universe rather than more? We can then bring it down to a more personal level: how do I learn to communicate with somebody who is hurting me or someone who is hurting a lot of people? How do I speak to someone so that some change actually occurs? How do I communicate so that the space opens up and both of us begin to touch in to some kind of basic intelligence that we all share? In a potentially violent encounter, how do I communicate so that neither of us becomes increasingly furious and aggressive? How do I communicate to the heart so that a stuck situation can ventilate? How do I communicate so that things that seem frozen, unworkable, and eternally aggressive begin to soften up, and some kind of compassionate exchange begins to happen?

Well, it starts with being willing to feel what we are going through. It starts with being willing to have a compassionate relationship with the parts of ourselves that we feel are not worthy of existing on the planet. If we are willing through meditation to be mindful not only of what feels comfortable, but also of what pain feels like, if we even aspire to stay awake and open to what we're feeling, to recognize and acknowledge it as best we can in each moment, then something begins to change."

~ Pema Chodron ~

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Maitri is a writer, artist, and teacher. She lives at Dragonfly Cottage on the coast of NC with her rescue pugs. You can find Maitri at: www.maitrilibellule.com