9-10-15 Compassion

Opening Words
Compassion is that mysterious capacity within each of us that makes it possible for
suffering that is neither our own nor of our concern, to affect us as though it were. It is
that instinctive and selfless insight that reveals to us the existence of our own true
being in every living creature.
Compassion is the tie that binds every human being to each other and to the mystery
of creation. It is the common thread of all religions, meditations, and community
structures. Compassion does not acknowledge the artificial social, economic, and
religious barriers we place between ourselves and others. It acknowledges the
common cry of human longings, aspirations, and tragedies. When a reflex reaction
causes us to help a stranger, with no motivation other than that person is in need, or
maybe in peril of his life, our compassion is in action.

Discussion
Compassion and Self-Compassion Resources
Compassion is that mysterious capacity within each of us that makes it possible for
suffering that is neither our own nor of our concern, to affect us as though it were. It is
that instinctive and selfless insight that reveals to us the existence of our own true
being in every living creature.
Compassion is the tie that binds every human being to each other and to the mystery
of creation. It is the common thread of all religions, meditations, and community
structures. Compassion does not acknowledge the artificial social, economic, and
religious barriers we place between ourselves and others. It acknowledges the
common cry of human longings, aspirations, and tragedies. When a reflex reaction
causes us to help a stranger, with no motivation other than that person is in need, or
maybe in peril of his life, our compassion is in action.

 

Kristin Neff     http://self-compassion.org
Pema Chodron
Susan Salzberg Loving-Kindness
Dalai Lama
Thich Nhat Hahn
Tara Brach
Brene Brown Empathy    www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw

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Closing Words
Loving-Kindness (Metta) Meditation
May I be free from fear. May I be free from suffering. May I be happy. May I be filled
with loving-kindness

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