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.
Compassion can be hard to cultivate. We are so wrapped up in our own self. We can’t see beyond our own selfish needs, and think we are number one. How can we broaden our view […]
Balancing alertness with relaxation is important in our meditation and daily life as well. The last two posts about emptiness created an abundance of alertness! So let’s chill, relax, and balance with some compassion. My […]
Nov. 10, 2018 “Peacefulness” Meditation Program in Tokyo Message from Dr. Barry Kerzin We all live very stressful lives. Our sleep is often disturbed. We often find we do not have enough time. Inside […]