Finding a Compassionate Life

Before we can transfer compassion to others, we have to understand it ourselves. We have to understand how to bringĀ  it into perspective and apply it. We live and will continue to live in a world rife with violence, forceful separation from those we love, and war. We are in a desperate need of others... Continue Reading →

GTTW: Live Your Truth

It's there. You're in reaching distance of hitting your best effort. Then it happens. You lose steam and the drive to get there. Sometimes, it's just not possible. At the end of the day, you answer to yourself, no one else. That's the only truth that matters. Lets start with how much we try to... Continue Reading →

Enjoy the Holiday

Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art. - Frederic Chopin Ran into the above quote from Maslow today sending me a text. Take the time over the next couple of days and just unplug.... Continue Reading →

Self-Compassion Is Not Self-Esteem

It's a common mistake made between self-compassion and self-esteem. Just like we can easily swap in error sympathy and empathy which are also very different. Our self-identity is really hard to measure ourselves from our point of view. We sometimes need the feedback or another third party to help us out. I found this test... Continue Reading →

Working On Compassion

The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. - Thomas MertonHow do we build "keen awareness" in our work to get skilled in practicing compassion? Last post I talked about why... Continue Reading →

It’s Just Needed More Than Ever

Compassion: recognizing that the person is in pain (sympathy), feeling the pain of another (empathy), and the authentic desire to alleviate their suffering. As you can guess, we're moving into the compassion deep dive for the theme of this week. In our world environment right now, whether at work or our personal, compassion is an... Continue Reading →

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