Black man praying

Responding with Compassion

Reflect  From time to time, someone says something that hurts my feelings or elicits feelings of anger. I am tempted to say something to put them in their place. Then, without being a doormat, I pause and pray, asking whether …

Read More →
barista working at coffeeshop

I’m Fine, Just as I Am.

Reflect It’s harder to show compassion if we disconnect from our own wisdom and experience, perhaps rejecting some part of ourselves we think shameful. The key to loving another is the ability to love all of ourselves, being flawed but …

Read More →
Teal blue abstract background

The Cycle Repeats

Reflect Scientists who study the brain know that the practice of compassion gives us “feel good” chemicals. MRI scanners show that compassionate mindset and action fill the neural networks with happiness and optimism.  Thus, the cycle continues and success leads …

Read More →
Two women watching sunset

Too Distracted to See Clearly?

Reflect Sometimes compassion for those we love best gets lost in an avalanche of daily trivia. We fail to appreciate what others do for us, because they do it so often. We may not see their pain because we’ve grown …

Read More →

Subscribe to Our Blog

Skip to content