Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy. --Pema Chodron

Meeting Our Pain With Compassion

Meeting Our Pain With Compassion

Oct 5, 2020-- "I'd like to explore the essential place of compassion in our lives in a very simple way. As human beings we have a conscious awareness that is open to what is. Our very nature is openness. On a feeling level this openness shows up as sensitivity, tenderness, rawness, as an exquisite receptivity and responsiveness. As a consequence of this delicacy, we are also easily hurt. Its like the softness of our skin--which is easily bruised, yet allows us to experience a wide range of subtle textures and temperatures." John Welwood shares more in this short essay on self compassion. (2818 reads)

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Take ActionThis week try meeting your pain with compassion. Notice if something shifts when you make room for what is-- to simply be.

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