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The Value of Generosity

When I remember to do this, I spend a bit of time in the morning thinking of and setting an intentional practice for the day to come. There are a few favourites on the mental list to choose from….compassion is one, inner calm another. This morning, it was generosity. Having had a birthday not long Read the full article…

Speaking Up or Letting Go

Many years ago, I noticed that, in a corner of my mind, I was collecting remnants of relationship disappointments, disagreements and hurt. No matter how long ago these occurred, whether last week, last year or even last century, I kept stockpiling them. At moments of my mind’s choosing, I could just reach for one or Read the full article…

Reflections on Compassion:

In Buddhist teaching, compassion is often poetically described as the ‘quivering of the heart in response to encountering pain and suffering’. It takes courage and steadfastness to bear witness to pain in ourselves and others, to not shrink away, avoid or escape. In therapists and non-therapists alike, turning away from suffering is tempting and often Read the full article…