Getting hurt can be a blessing in disguise. It can bring us closer to others who are hurting. We can wish their pain resolves fully, and link this to the breath. When we breathe in we imagine taking all their pain, and imagine their pain transforms into healing energy. When we breathe out, imagine filling them all, including yourself, with this healing energy fully eliminating their (and your) pain. When we breathe out remember to let go of others’ pain.
Another method to transform anger
Are you ready to go further? I would like to share with you another method to transform anger into tolerance, understanding, and eventually compassion. This one comes from the 8th Century Indian Buddhist saint, Shantideva. […]
We all want to be happy and not hurt
We all want to be happy and not hurt. This is universal, including even animals. Yet we forget this simple yet profoundly true attitude that binds us all as living beings. Every time we meet […]
Empathy and compassion
Last night in Tokyo with my Human Values Institute group we discussed in some detail the distinctions between empathy and compassion. I had just stepped off a 12+ hour flight, and spent about 20 hours […]