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 default that I return to again and again is the fact that we are all the same on a deeper more fundamental level. We all want to be happy and not hurt. So when we meet people (or animals) remember, “just like me s/he wants to be happy and not hurt.” This brings closeness to others. Compassion becomes closer and easier to practice.
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. […]
Sometimes when we practice compassion, others may take advantage of us. They may even bully or abuse us. In general, compassion means helping others reduce and eliminate their suffering. Practically, if we allow the bully […]