A thousand thoughts of love

Juko, also known as Tina Jay, and manifesting on the microblogging service Twitter as @BuddhistGirl, has been tweeting with relentless positivity for many months.

While others discuss the weather, the latest TV gossip, politics, the weather, or what they had for lunch, @BuddhistGirl steadfastly tweets thoughts of lovingkindness.

For a few months she vanished, and I missed her. Then, like the blessing of the sun reappearing from behind a cloud after a long storm, she came back.

I’ve collected some of BuddhistGirl’s tweets here, and offer them as a beautiful collection of thoughts inspiring lovingkindness.

Despite the title of this post, I haven’t reproduced 1000 of Juko’s tweets. In fact she hasn’t written that number herself. But she’s on the way, and I wish her well.

  • @Buddhistgirl invites us to think of someone we have difficulty with & send them kind thoughts – may this seed blossom into peace & ease.
  • May this moment find you nourished & satisfied in all aspects of your life, may you feel peaceful, happy, liberated & safe.
  • Are you being kind to yourself?
  • @Buddhistgirl Invites us to touch the peace & calm that is always one breath away; may this next moment bring you blessings, love, health & ease.
  • Can we find a dose of kindness for a difficult person today? May this action plant a seed that blossoms into ease, grace, and joy.
  • May this moment find you happy, may it find you calm & centered, may you feel safe & loved enough to be kind in an unexpected way.
  • @Buddhistgirl invites us to send lovingkindness to the next person we see: may this precious being know joy, health, and freedom from suffering.
  • Breathing in, wishing calm, ease, and grace to all who are bracing for the storm.
  • @Buddhistgirl invites us to send love to the part of ourselves we most dislike. What a gift for our beautiful Buddha natures, to love this way.
  • Are you being kind to yourself? Makes it much easier to be kinder to others.
  • How about an act of kindness to someone in your vicinity? A smile for a stranger, a kiss for your beloved, a deep breath for yourself?
  • May you be happy, may you be healthy, may you be free from suffering. May you move through life with grace and ease.
  • Breathing in, I think of all who are struggling in this moment. May we move through our challenges with grace and ease.
  • Wishing safety, peace, ease & equanimity to all sentient beings : If we are calm, our hearts can not be moved by any storm.
  • @Buddhistgirl invites us to consider that we are OK, just as we are. Nothing to change or take away, only Buddha nature, wrapped up in humanity.
  • @Buddhistgirl Is wondering if we can breathe and be kind – not only for the person who receives our kindness, but for our own budding Buddha natures.
  • @Buddhistgirl invites us to be patient with ourselves in this moment; may you be kind, loving, & easy on yourself.
  • In this moment, I pause and breathe – a powerful antidote to minor irritation. Join me.
  • Wishing safety, peace, ease & equanimity to all sentient beings : If we are calm, our loving kind hearts can not be moved by any storm.
  • @Buddhistgirl is now wishing you are safe, happy, healthy, and able to connect to the peace of this moment (even if it is buried in chaos).
  • @Buddhistgirl invites us to pause, breathe, and proceed with more kindness toward ourselves; it is my prayer this act of love reveals your Buddha nature.
  • @Buddhistgirl is wishing anyone who reads this courage, patience, deep joy & calm – can we pass this sincere wish on by breathing & being kind?
  • @Buddhistgirl invites us to adjust our internal dialogue: May we be honest with ourselves without being harsh, unkind, impatient, or judgmental.
  • May you be happy and healthy; may you move through these next moments with ease.
  • @Buddhistgirl invites us to adjust our internal dialogue: May we be honest with ourselves without being harsh, unkind,impatient, or judgmental.
  • @Buddhistgirl invites us to send lovingkindness to the next person we see: May they be happy, know peace, find freedom, & move through life with ease.
  • May you be happy, may you be healthy, may this moment find you moving through life with grace & ease.
  • @Buddhistgirl is wishing anyone who reads this courage, patience, deep joy & calm – can we pass this sincere wish on by breathing & being kind?
  • May you be happy, may you be healthy, may this moment be full of joy; may you move through this day with grace & ease.
  • Can we send some lovingkindness to ourselves & someone we have hurt? May we each cultivate empathy & freedom from guilt & blame.
  • In this moment, I pause, breathe, and wish nothing but ease, comfort, safety, and joy for all beings; join me.
  • Practicing Tonglen for all sentient beings in Japan; join me. http://tinyurl.com/Tonglen
  • @Buddhistgirl invites us to engage in a small act of generosity – money, a smile, whatever we have to give – who could use what we have to offer?
  • @Buddhistgirl invites us to touch the peace & calm that is always one breath away; may this next moment bring you blessings, love, health & ease.
  • Grace, ease, safety, and joy…
  • …all available in this next breath.
  • May you be happy and healthy; may you move through these next moments with ease.
  • @Buddhistgirl invites us to breathe, reset, and invigorate our next actions with care and kindness.
  • Can we send some lovingkindness to ourselves, and then to someone we have hurt? May we each cultivate empathy & freedom from guilt & blame.
  • In this moment, I pause, breathe, and wish nothing but ease, comfort, safety, and joy for all beings; join me.
  • @Buddhistgirl invites us to be patient with ourselves in this moment; may you be kind, loving, peaceful, & easy on yourself (at least for this 1 breath!)
  • @Buddhistgirl invites you to perform a small act of kindness for someone you love: may you both know happiness, deep peace, compassion, and ease.
  • @Buddhistgirl invites us to send wishes of peace,calm, & ease to a difficult person. Breathe & consider we are all doing the best we can in each moment.
  • May you be happy, may you be healthy, may you feel safe & loved, may you move through life with ease.
  • @Buddhistgirl invites us to an act of kindness (small or large) to a being in our vicinity – potent water for our budding Buddha natures.
  • @Buddhistgirl reminds us it’s easier to be loving & kind to others when we are loving & kind to ourselves.
  • @Buddhistgirl invites us to send lovingkindness to the last person who hurt our feelings: may we move on to healing, peace, joy & restoration.
  • @Buddhistgirl invites us to be patient with ourselves in this moment; may you be kind, loving, & easy on yourself.
  • Everything is going to be okay.
  • Silly me, everything is already okay.

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I have so far resisted Twitter. But this may make me succumb.

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I know how you feel, Caroline, I resisted Twitter for ages. But I’m a recent convert. Twitter is what you make it. I find it most helpful for many reasons. And I have just added @Buddhistgirl on my profile.

Thanks for the article.

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I am taking inspiration from Juko – I too shall tweet thoughts of loving-kindness each day…………. what a lovely practice!

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