today has been... ernjjksn emotional. it started with lots of crying... it turned into lunch with alex and danielle, which was a great distraction. we went to the mall afterwards and it was a much needed break from the emotional stress i've been dealing with the past few days. then home to work on a project i started, inspired by my best friend danielle.
it says, "my religious is simple my religion is kindness." i've heard this saying before, but never really thought about until i saw it on tumblr the other day. i've never really been religious. religion makes me uncomfortable. but when i saw this quote by the dalai lama i felt... connected. connected to this words. i felt a sense of someone knowing exactly what i've ever felt. i'm not sure if i feel the same way about being nice and kind to people as some do about religion, but i really feel a strong connection to it. i hate being mean to people, especially upon first meeting them. i know there are for sure exceptions to this, but... i don't know. it's just something i've been thinking about. i looked up other quotes by the dalai lama and i really like them. and i finally have words that really describe how i feel inside about somethings.
"all major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives."
"be kind whenever possible. it is always possible."
"happiness is not something ready made. it comes from your own actions."
"if you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. but you can survive without it."
"if you want others to be happy, practice compassion. if you want to be happy, practice compassion."
"in the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."
"we can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves."
"whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion."
"with realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world."
i want to change. i'm in the midst of change. and even though this is something i want, i hate change. it's scary. so i'm trying my hardest to be strong and keep going.
i'm going to try to catch up on my journal challenge. i'm going to try to start posting more of my photography on here.
the clouds were super amazing tonight, which is why i chose these pictures. i'm going to try and post a few pictures at least once a week.
anyways. rgnknlskjtnh. not sure what to do now.