Compassion is an attitude of living. We can train and practice compassion whenever we remember. When we see someone limping, take in their hip or leg pain as you breathe in. As you breathe out, send them a healthy young hip and leg. When you hear a dog cry after being hit, breathe in the dog’s pain, and breathe out a youthful healthy body. When you are not feeling well, breathe in Buddha nature, and breathe out your emotional pain. In this way practice compassion all the time. When you have an opportunity to physically help someone who is suffering, do it.
The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warm-heartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest, it is as if we open an inner door. It […]
2018 Autumn “A series of Mindfulness for Educators: Healing from the heart to support the growth of teachers”
2018 Autumn “A series of Mindfulness for Educators: Healing from the heart to support the growth of teachers” Dr. Barry Kerzin will teach educators as a series of lectures. We would be happy if you […]