Inspirations Blog

The Inspirations Blog lets you know at a glance about the additions of any sparkling new pages and the polishing up of any current pages here at Diamond Art Inspirations.

As we travel along on our journey, I’ll be passing on the incredible inspirational wisdom that has come to me, and of course, I will be introducing new paintings as they are created!

I am looking forward to traveling on our journey of exploration together!

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Compassion is a Relationship Between Equals

A friend recently shared such an impactful quote that I knew it needed to be passed on:

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”

Pema Chodron. _The Places That Scare You, a Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times_. Boston, MA, Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2001.

This quote on compassion takes us out of victimhood, which is where we humans have placed our focus for much of our history, by recognizing that EVERYONE goes through hard times. With this understanding is the opportunity to bring us closer together. That’s a step in the right direction, don’t you agree?

This insightful quote has been added to the Words of Compassion page.

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Words of Compassion from the Masters

This page of words of compassion is about the incredibly profound effect that compassion has on our relationships, both personally and globally.

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Making Choices Consciously (Part 2)

As promised, here is further wisdom from Deepak Chopra on the process of conscious choice-making (for Part 1, see last week’s blog or the Most Motivational Quotes page):

“When you make any choice—any choice at all—you can ask yourself two things: First of all, ‘What are the consequences of this choice that I’m making?’ In your heart you will immediately know what these are. Secondly, ‘Will this choice that I’m making now bring happiness to me and to those around me?’ If the answer is yes, then go ahead with that choice. If the answer is no, if that choice brings distress either to you or to those around you, then don’t make that choice.”

Chopra, Deepak. _The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams_. San Rafael, CA: Amber-Allen Publishing; Novato, CA: New World Library, 1994.

In this quote, did you notice that the focus of choice-making is the heart? Science has shown that there is more information flowing FROM THE HEART TO THE BRAIN than the other way around. It seems to me that our heart knows us far better than our head and that we will benefit by following our heart. What do you think?

Along with the powerful quote from Part 1, this enlightening quote is now part of the Most Motivational Quotes page.

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The Most Motivational Quotes for Our Soul Journey

The quotes on this page are the most motivational quotes for energizing our soul journey, in my opinion.

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Making Choices Consciously (Part 1)

The RIGHT to make our own choices is at the heart of world events. With so much at stake, we must seriously ask ourselves HOW we are making choices. Are we merely reacting to what people or events trigger in us (unconscious choice-making) or are we honestly aware of what is affecting our choices (conscious choice-making)? Deepak Chopra suggests it is simple, and well worthwhile, to become aware:

“If you step back for a moment and witness the choices you are making as you make those choices, then in just this act of witnessing, you take the whole process from the unconscious realm into the conscious realm. This procedure of conscious choice-making and witnessing is very empowering.”

Chopra, Deepak. _The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams_. San Rafael, CA: Amber-Allen Publishing; Novato, CA: New World Library, 1994.

I would much prefer making an empowering choice, wouldn’t you? In Part 2 of Making Choices Consciously, the quote from Deepak Chopra will delve deeper into the conscious choice-making process. So, look for the upcoming blog!

This powerful quote has been added to the Most Motivational Quotes page.

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