anonymous asked:

I am trying to practice Buddhas teachings and be a better person but I find it very difficult sometimes because my mom always puts me down for no reason (I'm only 15) I still love her but I find it to not think about sadness and be angry at times when she calls me useless or says things like I have no friends or continually says things about how she finds things that I like to do stupid. I don't usually mind in the moment but it can eventually get quite tiring and sometimes she's hard to respect

Wow! Your mother is so much kinder compared to mine; I have crossed my teenage, she still believes I know nothing, haha. It’s alright Dear One! We all have days when our practice becomes weak, but that’s the exact time we have to put more effort. Easy situations don’t really require patience, the difficult times are the ones that really test us. And our practice is especially for those times. Don’t break, you’re doing awesome.

Most of our problems with our parents are very childish, and so here we must try our best to get out of the situation without resorting to anger, instead try some humor next time, if you can. It always lightens up the tension. I try and do that, lol. Also, when your mom gets cranky, picture her as a child and you become a parent, be patient with her, this is what my teacher says. This works too. I am so proud of you. You’re just 15 and doing so great. Message me, I might learn a thing or two from you.

Take care Dear One! Peace and love to you. May you find your happiness. Keep reading, reflecting and meditating.

“Kinship with all creatures of the earth, sky, and water was a real and active principle. In the animal and bird world there existed a brotherly feeling that kept us safe among them… The animals had rights - the right of man’s protection, the right to live, the right to multiply, the right to freedom, and the right to man’s indebtedness. This concept of life and its relations filled us with the joy and mystery of living; it gave us reverence for all life; it made a place for all things in the scheme of existence with equal importance to all.” 

~ Chief Luther Standing Bear

~ Motion graphic effects by George RedHawk

Norway Day 2 - Today was a travelling day. We spent around 6 hours to get from Stavanger to Odda and these photos I am showing you are the views from the bus…. they were absolutely breathtaking I was amazed! 

I had never had much interest in visiting Norway before, mostly because the first thing that would come to my mind is ‘COLD!!’ (which isn’t something Brazilians are usually fond of…) And yes, I was cold, but it has really been worth it so far. I was staring out the windows for most of our trip.. it’s not everyday you get on a bus and see such beautiful scenery..

Tomorrow is the big hike.. TROLTUNGA! 

It feels like everyone believes in you…except yourself. And that's the only thing stopping you. If others can believe in you, why can’t you?
—  My Mother trying to make me realize i CAN do it.