Tag Archives: compassion

Test how self-compassionate you are

Test how self-compassionate you are. This is a real test that is used for psychological research, by the way. Let me know how you scored. Copy your scores at the end of the test. Post them here as a comment if you are comfortable with that or email/message me with your scores. Here’s the test […]

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Welcome Your Pain

This is a very short video called “Welcome Your Pain.” Give it a try and let me know your experience. Does welcoming your pain sound crazy to you? Well, here’s the deal: in the world of the mind, that which we resist, persists. When we try to deny or try to fight against our pain, […]

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Why I do what I do…

Now and then people ask me: “How can you sit there and listen to other people’s problems day after day?” Sometimes I get a reminder of why I do what I do. Here’s one that came in recently via Facebook: Hello from one of your sicker former patients! Life is good in (a state), I […]

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Equanimity comes and goes

Sand mandalas are beautiful works of Tibetan spiritual art. Over the course of several days or even several weeks an intricate mandala is created on the ground by monks using colored sand or crushed colored rock. Once the mandala has been created it is destroyed and the materials used in its creation are returned to […]

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To be free

A day late, but it is never to late to reflect on what freedom means to each of us, and how so many around the planet (including the USA) are much less free than I am. Check out the vid- not super music but it is an emotional message that might move some of us […]

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