You are here to participate in “Compassion School.” It isn’t that you need to learn compassion. Compassion is integral to who you are, it is your nature. What you need to learn is that it is safe to live in that space.
When you are engaged in a conflict, you and the other person are at swords’ points, your focus is going to be on them and what they are going to do next. The last thing you want to do is to go any deeper and start investigating your own motives. We just want to get through the moment and stop.
The situation happened a while ago, and you are still angry about it. Of course you didn’t like what they did. But the thing is, that isn’t the real reason you are upset. Don’t get me wrong, you had every reason to be angry at them, but there is more to the situation than that. If it were pure angerRead more
Consider this: what if I tell you that your hair is blue? Unless you have a nose ring and your tongue is pierced, your hair is probably not blue and you know it. So it’s no big deal. You know the truth, and what I say, being clearly wrong, is irrelevant. But what if I were to say, “You areRead more
Children don’t understand adult psychology. All a child knows is that the love she needs is there, but that it is also sometimes withheld; and she has no explanation as to why, other than it must have been something she did. She was just playing, but to mom she was too loud. She didn’t mind that her toys were allRead more