Compassion is the best medicine. It not the only medicine, but the best. Why? Because it is a “win-win” proposition. The recipient of our compassion feels cared for with a possible reduction of their pain. The practitioner of compassion feels deeply well with a sense of meaning and purpose. Their immune system is stronger. They have less anxiety, fear, depression, burnout, and overall better health. With future looming disaster of the climate crisis, injustice, and inequity, compassion is a necessity not a luxury, as HH Dalai Lama often teaches. As you’ve read before several times, please make a commitment to yourself to adopt the mantra, “just like me, she or he, just wants to be happy and not suffer.” Every time you encounter someone, remember this mantra.
This awesome text on compassion written nearly 1300 years ago, called ‘8 Verses of Mind Training’ by the humble Samurai Spiritual Warrior Langri Thangpa.’ Verse 7 reads: “In short, may I directly and indirectly Offer […]
We are moving along in our journey towards cultivate more love and compassion directed to ourselves and others through this awesome classic short text written about 1000 years ago on cultivating compassion. Verse 6 from […]