Hmmm.... that's a hard one for me to answer. But I had to narrow it down for the new Stella Team challenge at Aurora Wings "Your Favourite Quote". I guess my favourite quote depends on how I'm feeling. There are some quotes by Marcus Aurelius that blow me away. They are so relevant even today, and he lived in 121 - 180 AD!! I think he was a really brilliant man. I also really love the works of Thich Nhat Hahn. He is a Zen Buddhist monk who writes some very beautiful books regarding peace and mindfulness. "True Love: A Practice For Awakening the Heart" is a really beautiful book. But for my project, using Aurora Wing's Lady Of Compassion, I chose a quote by the 14th Dalai Lama. He has a really great message about compassion and the purpose of life, and how to achieve happiness. It really speaks to me and I hope that I incorporate it into my daily life, if not always, at least a little every day. "The Compassionate Life" is a book that I highly recommend to anyone, and since compassion was the ruling force in my life last month, this was the quote and the image I chose for this month's new Stella challenge: "Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek." This quote is simple enough, but seems to be a hard idea for people to grasp. It seems the world is lacking a lot of compassion these days.
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