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WELCOME! I'm Lisa Bowman.
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blesses. However you worship, I hope this site
enhances your journey.
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--The Serenity Prayer
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For Prayer Warriors who scroll down:
--Atisha on what's important
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C. S. Lewis asks, Which one will you be?
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All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.
Commit they works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.
The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.
King James Version
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We tend to think of our lives as linear, which is why
it appears that circumstances keep throwing us curve
balls. It is more productive to look at one's life as a
circle that plays out in many ways each day: in striving
and surrender; release and security; challenge and
serenity. A dear friend once shared with me the two
simplest prayers in the world. The morning prayer is
'Whatever, Lord,' and the evening prayer is 'Enough,
Lord.' What perfect equilibrium.
things I cannot change; courage to
change the things I can; and wisdom
to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
The greatest achievement is selflessness.
The greatest worth is self-mastery.
The greatest quality is seeking to serve others.
The greatest precept is continual awareness.
The greatest medicine is the emptiness of
The greatest action is not conforming with
the world's ways.
The greatest magic is transmuting the passions.
The greatest generosity in non-attachment.
The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind.
The greatest patience is humility.
The great effort is not concerned with results.
The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go.
The greatest wisdom is seeing though
Born into a region now part of Bangladesh,
Atisha reintroduced pure Buddhism into Tibet.