Tag Archives: compassion

There is no way to inner peace; inner peace is the way

There is no way to peace; peace is the way. -A. J. Muste There is no way to inner peace; inner peace is the way. -Me Commentary: When we are alive, we are doing something in every moment. Even when the body is still, the mind is usually up to something- thinking, daydreaming, planning, etc. […]

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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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