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Tag Archives: acceptance

Opening a Doorway

If we do not transform our pain, we will surely transmit it to those around us and even to the next generation. Continue Reading Opening a Doorway

Contemplation Reveals Our Wounds

Contemplation breaks us open to ourselves. Continue Reading Contemplation Reveals Our Wounds

A Mind-Heart Connection

Eventually toxic emotions will disappear and nontoxic thinking will start to arise in our hearts. Continue Reading A Mind-Heart Connection

The Integrity of Love

What a distortion of the gospel it is to have limited sympathies and unlimited certainties. Continue Reading The Integrity of Love

A Mutually Loving Gaze

It’s not a matter of being correct, but of being connected. Continue Reading A Mutually Loving Gaze

The Power of Surrender

Spirituality and Addiction The Power of Surrender Friday, November 19, 2021 Author and activist Holly Whitaker does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to sobriety, but she fully embraces “surrender” as vital for any healing and recovery to occur. I’d always considered the word surrender to be blasphemous. Surrender was never a possibility to consider;… Continue Reading The Power of Surrender

Accepting What Is

Christianity and Buddhism Accepting What Is Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Father Richard has often said that transformation mostly comes through great love and great suffering. The First Noble Truth of Buddhism shows how accepting the inescapable nature of suffering can lead to greater freedom. Kaira Jewel Lingo, a former Buddhist nun in Thich Nhat Hanh’s… Continue Reading Accepting What Is

Compassion: Weekly Summary

Compassion Saturday, October 2, 2021 Week Thirty-Nine Summary and Practice Sunday, September 26—Friday, October 1, 2021 Sunday Much of the early work of contemplation is discovering a way to observe ourselves from a compassionate and nonjudgmental distance until we can eventually live more and more of our lives from this calm inner awareness and acceptance.… Continue Reading Compassion: Weekly Summary

Cultivating Compassion

Compassion Cultivating Compassion Friday, October 1, 2021 Sadly, but understandably, the virtue of compassion is more closely associated with Buddhism than Christianity in some people’s minds. If we want to change that, we might learn from Buddhist teachers like Tara Brach who offer us a broad definition of compassion that we can build upon. She… Continue Reading Cultivating Compassion

Contemplation Creates Compassion

Compassion Contemplation Creates Compassion Sunday, September 26, 2021 A practice of contemplation is one of the surest ways to develop the virtue of compassion—for both ourselves and others. Father Richard speaks to how this loving gaze is developed between ourselves and God. Much of the early work of contemplation is discovering a way to observe… Continue Reading Contemplation Creates Compassion

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