And Our Prayer for the Week from Judy Carman
COMPASSION MAKES US HAPPY!! In an online October “Veg
News” article by Anna Starostinetskaya, she reports that a vegan French
Buddhist monk, Matthieu Ricard, has been found to be neurologically "happier"
than maybe everybody, after a twelve year study of his brain at the U. of
Wisconsin. Thus, he has been called the “world’s happiest
man.” During the study led by neuroscientist, Richard Davidson,
Ricard’s brain signals were recorded. “Davidson found that when
Ricard was meditating on the topic of compassion, his gamma ray
readings—which are connected to learning, memory, attention, and
consciousness—were off the charts.” Davidson explains that such
readings indicated an expanded ability to feel joy. Ricard has written a book
entitled A Plea for Animals and has given a Ted Talk called “The Habits
of Happiness.” He states that it is his compassion for all beings that
brings him such happiness. He agrees with us when he says, “We can find
means to survive without causing suffering to others.”
PRAYERS THIS WEEK TO SHARE OUR JOY WITH THE WORLD. We give
thanks for the key to happiness, joy, and inner peace that we found when we
discovered vegan, nonviolent, ahimsa living. As it is stated in the
“Inner Peace Revolution” film at upliftconnect.com, nonviolence is
the bridge between social change and spiritual development. We ask for strength
to continue our peaceful revolution that will bring liberation and
lovingkindness to all life. Let us take time every day to meditate on
compassion and join Matthieu in becoming the world’s happiest people. It
is with that state of mind and heart that we can show others what joy and inner
peace they will find when they join us in living nonviolently and with deep
reverence and compassion for all life everywhere. May our growing inner peace
and joy radiate out from us to bless all people and all animals. May compassion
for all become the beacon that leads us all to a higher human consciousness.
And in that state of higher human consciousness, all suffering caused to
animals by people will cease forever. As Paul Seymour (paulseymour.com.au)
sings in one of his amazing songs, “When the world is vegan, there will
never be another war.” Amen.
As always, I send my thanks to each of you, dear Prayer Circle members, for
May Divine Wisdom, the animals’ grace, and our true hearts guide us
toward ahimsa, peace, liberation, and lovingkindness for all. As always, I send
my thanks to each of you, dear Prayer Circle members, for joining this circle
of compassion and shining the Light of Truth for all to see, so that one day
soon, all beings will live in peace together.
With Love, peace, and gratitude from Judy Carman, and greetings from Will,
Madeleine, Tara and the Circle of Compassion team
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