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Tag Archives: Compassion

Essential Humility

In seeing the many ways we are similar and how our lives are inextricably linked, we can find empathy and compassion. Continue Reading Essential Humility

Engaged Contemplation

The contemplative life is not, and cannot be, a mere withdrawal. Continue Reading Engaged Contemplation

Contemplation and Right Action

If contemplation doesn’t lead to genuine action, then it remains only navel-gazing and self-preoccupation. Continue Reading Contemplation and Right Action

Compassionate Listening

If we are incapable of hearing others, we will also be incapable of hearing God. Continue Reading Compassionate Listening

Being Tender with Our Fear

I believe fear has the holy potential to draw out awe in us. To lead us into deeper patterns of protection and trust. Continue Reading Being Tender with Our Fear

Love Crosses Boundaries

Fierce love causes us to cross boundaries and borders to discover one another. Continue Reading Love Crosses Boundaries

A Return to Devotion

We have to somehow live a life that’s connected to the heart. Continue Reading A Return to Devotion

Christianity and Buddhism: Weekly Summary

Christianity and Buddhism Saturday, November 13, 2021 Week Forty-Five Summary and Practice Sunday, November 7—Friday, November 12, 2021 Sunday Buddhism is more a way of knowing and cleaning the lens of perception than a theistic religion concerned with metaphysical “God” questions. —Richard Rohr Monday The antidote for the ignorance that causes suffering is to wake… Continue Reading Christianity and Buddhism: Weekly Summary

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

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