When did you last look with detachment at your intimate relationship? When did you last appraise it and work out what it means to you?
I was in Glasgow with my parents on our annual trip back to Scotland to visit family—I must have been in my early teens. I went off for the day to explore the city on my own. I have always enjoyed walking around new and strange cities. My love of steam trains—they still existed then—took…
I believe in the fruits of the act of people bounded together in unity with a single purpose of answering to peace, finding the love and strength to develop a compassionate and listening ear.
If we don’t like something, it can put us in a bad mood. If we don’t love something, we tend to walk away. Liking takes effort.
Are we really capable of being generous with our love?
I learned respect for the freedom my boundaries brought me. Respect so deep and fulfilling I couldn’t imagine ever wanting it to go away.
Coming home from work, what are the first words out of your mouth?
What we actually want is that higher place. That better place. That more educated, more evolved, more enlightened America.
In this crazy emotional time, Leo Babauta urges everyone to try a compassion practice.
What could be different for future generations if we showed them right now that acceptance is vital or generosity is essential or empathy is fashionable? Do you think bullying would exist?
Bullies bully because they are wounded and hurting and need to hurt someone else to ease their pain when it becomes too much for them bear.
Sometimes the best sentence is compassion.
Here’s why it is time for all of us to truly Wake Up…
A new standard has been set. New precedents for acceptable behavior established. Abuse is now embraced as normalcy.
Our election results have revealed a great pain in America. We have an opportunity to help stop the suffering of others.
The suppression still exists. If we have any compassion, we must stand with those who have been made powerless.