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Welcome to wholehearted.blog!

Nothing gives me greater joy than inspiring and encouraging people. Hence my blog!

I wanted to create an online oasis, a space to come to revive your heart and soul with life-affirming articles, quotes, poems, comments and musings, all of which accord with the Buddhist philosophy of respecting the dignity of all life.

I particularly have women in mind, to help us come together to strengthen ourselves. I believe that our voices are called for at this time in human history to help bring about a new ethos on our planet. An ethos that respects and supports life, instead of exploiting and destroying it. But of course, like-minded gentlemen are also most welcome!

As Pam Montgomery points out in her wonderful book, Plant Spirit Healing, one of the basic tenets of nature (a.k.a. life) is that of interconnected and and interdependent relationships.

She says, “When we try to do it all ourselves, we often fall short because this is not how nature is designed. Everything in nature is interdependent; nothing stands alone.”

I hope you enjoy the content you find here.

  • Vive la DiffĂ©rence!

    May 24, 2020 by

    “In a sense, the challenge of human rights is the challenge of difference, a confrontation with otherness. Our response to otherness, to difference, provides a clear mirror reflecting our own humanity. Do we deny, reject and negate difference? Do we hold ourselves up as the standard against which all is to be judged, secretly considering… Read more

  • Inch by Inch It’s a Cinch!

    May 10, 2020 by

    You never know when the Universe is going to give you a nudge. I got one years ago in a Toronto comedy club. I went there with a couple of friends to see a clever and funny standup comedian from the States. And she told one gag that lodged itself indelibly in my mind. It… Read more

  • Joy!

    July 8, 2020 by

    “The greatest gift you can give yourself is joy, not only because of the feeling that goes with it at the moment, but because of the magnificent experience it will draw to you. It will produce wonders in your life.” ~ Jack Boland, 20th-century Christian minister, spiritual teacher Photo by frank mckenna on Unsplash

  • Love is a Way of Life

    July 4, 2020 by

    If you genuinely love someone, then through your relationship with him or her, you can develop into a person whose love extends to all humanity. ~ Daisaku Ikeda Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash

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