If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.-—Joseph Campbell

Com-passion

Last night’s small group discussion with Krista Tippett’s on Being curriculum led to a definition of compassion.

As I listen to six other people struggle to articulate their different experiences and reflections, I hear my own voice.

With love, passion, spirit,” I say when it’s my turn.

It’s an ongoing journey.  This group will be good for me.  An opportunity to practice the give and take that does justice to a working definition of compassion.

Two years of assimilated morning pages put out in the trash bin today...

Two years of assimilated morning pages put in the trash bin today…

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.    Dalai Lama

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Comments on: "Com-passion" (5)

  1. Very interesting post.

  2. Why did you trash your morning pages? I know I haven’t yet read mine but they are still valuable somehow.

    • i do this every so often…for me it’s a practice of letting go…morning pages move me through certain times, events, conundrums…i don’t reread them, but i do “sit” with them (actually they “sit” in a closet) until i feel they are a part of my past i can let go of…

      • Fair enough. ‘Letting go’ seems to be the answer to everything, doesn’t it, if we want to live in the present and really enjoy life?

      • yep…not an easy thing to do, for sure…after that initial scary feeling, it’s pretty powerful…if i could just trust that with other things i am working to let go of

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