In life we encounter delightful things and we encounter challenging things. Whichever it is, how we relate, respond, and react is crucial. This comes from inner work. Love and compassion become part of the mix. Detachment and insight also become part of the mix. Then whatever we encounter becomes rich and meaningful.
How do we practice compassion? The six perfections (Sanskrit paramitas) are instructions for practicing compassion. Generosity has various methods, like giving money, shelter and food, giving time, giving kindness, listening non-judgmentally, giving love, and giving […]
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 […]