Some people consider warm-hearted kindness to be a sign of weakness; limp like an overcooked eggplant. Actually compassion is active, countering injustice. Compassion counters our tendency to think we are the best, or to think we are the worst. Love and compassion reduce our self-centeredness. They reduce our ego by putting our energy into concern for others. So practicing compassion takes courage – the courage to face and work on reducing our own selfishness.
Compassion is often misunderstood. This is partly because we do not have an equivalent word in English that gives the full meaning of ‘nyingje’ or ‘karuṇā’. It includes enlightened wisdom to eliminate the deepest level […]
Healthy self-confidence is essential for compassion. It covers both sides of the equation. Humility leads to concern and compassion for others. Self-confidence leads to taking care of ourself through self-compassion. Moving towards this attitude of […]
Compassion is often misunderstood. Partly because we do not have a good word in English that gives the full meaning of ‘nyingje’ or ‘karuṇā’. Not only is this general compassion, it includes enlightened wisdom. There […]