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How do we forgive ourself?

We often forget to forgive ourself. Hurts build up inside of us again and again. These hurts cause deep pain. They can fester, and wall off like an abscess. It is imperative that we clear […]

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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 […]

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The 8 worldly concerns

As I review some of my posts I realize they are all interconnected. We keep circling back to similar interrelated topics albeit from different perspectives. This is awesome! The Buddha’s teachings are like a giant […]

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We are not alone.

As we recognize others’ suffering and realize that we are not alone, our pain is lessened. There’s a Tibetan saying: ‘Wherever you have friends that’s your country, and wherever you receive love, that’s your home.’

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Just like me

Every time you meet someone, think, “just like me, she just wants to be happy. Just like me, he just wants to be free of pain.” Emaho!