Tag: compassion

Could You Give Like This Man?

Could You Give Like This Man?

Video – Research suggests that not only is giving good for you—your health, your happiness, and your sense of purpose—but gift-giving activates the good things that people do to heal a wounded world.

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
11 Ways Our Society Treats Us Like Caged Rats: Do Our Addictions Stem from that Trapped Feeling?

11 Ways Our Society Treats Us Like Caged Rats: Do Our Addictions Stem from that Trapped Feeling?

Charles Eisenstein, The Fix Waking Times Instead of a moral failing or physiological malfunction, is addiction an adaptive response to circumstances? You’ve probably heard about those addiction studies with caged lab rats, in which the rats compulsively press the heroin dispensing lever again and again, even to the point of choosing it over food and […]

What Mercy Will You Offer?

What Mercy Will You Offer?

Stuart Wilde, Guest Waking Times Some people don’t need redemption, they believe they are perfect, the rest of us need as much redemption as we can get our podgy little hands on. But in order to have forgiveness and acceptance you need to offer it to others. If you can’t, then you are stuck. Often […]

Turmeric’s Healing Power: A Physical Manifestation of Compassion?

Turmeric’s Healing Power: A Physical Manifestation of Compassion?

Sayer Ji, Green Med Info Waking Times Few, if any, plants have been revered as thoroughly — by the religious and scientific community alike — as a healer of the human body, mind and soul, as beautiful turmeric. It could be written off as an overly imaginative cultural oddity that ancient Indians understoodturmeric to be the […]

Universal Consciousness – True Preparedness for Uncertain Times

Universal Consciousness – True Preparedness for Uncertain Times

Rene Descartes, Contributor Waking Times If you “sense” that big changes are coming, you’re right. And consider this: You can physically prepare until you think you are nearly invincible, but you can lose it all in an instant. Social, political, or natural forces could disrupt or wipe out your preparations. Even the most powerful governments […]

By January 23, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
Debt, Foreclosure and Forgiveness

Debt, Foreclosure and Forgiveness

Uwe Blesching, Contributor Waking Times Make no mistake, bankruptcies or foreclosures, are a serious crisis. The sustained mental and emotional stress commonly experienced during the months or years of bankruptcy or foreclosure process is toxic stress. This type of stress has been shown to increase the risk of developing chronic de- generative diseases such as […]

By January 7, 2014 9 Comments Read More →
Kuan Yin: The Compassionate Rebel

Kuan Yin: The Compassionate Rebel

Nitin Kumar, New Dawn Waking Times It is unfortunate that Buddhism’s most enduring (and universal) contribution to the world has been insufficiently translated as compassion. The original Sanskrit word is karuna, which holds within itself traces of the fragment ‘ru’, meaning to weep. While the Oxford dictionary describes compassion as pity bordering on the merciful, karuna […]

By December 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The 12 Keys of Spiritual Activism

The 12 Keys of Spiritual Activism

Humanity Healing Waking Times The embrace of the path of Spiritual Activism enables individuals or groups to develop the noble qualities of compassion, wisdom and gratitude. It is in itself a Path of Transformation – a Spiritual Blueprint for living. We can shift our perspectives of reality through seeking service beyond self by practicing the […]

By October 17, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Is Compassion for Suckers?

Is Compassion for Suckers?

Rebecca Gladding, M.D., Guest Waking Times I recently saw what seemed to be an inspiring quote attributed to Mother Teresa: “People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people […]

Compassion in Action: The Rule to an Expanded Consciousness and More Happiness

Compassion in Action: The Rule to an Expanded Consciousness and More Happiness

Christina Sarich, Staff Writer Waking Times “Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” – Plato According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we are all meant to be happy. In his words, “Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affect this.” The trick to true happiness may be surprising though – it […]

The Triumph of Self-Worth Over Net-Worth

The Triumph of Self-Worth Over Net-Worth

Joshua Becker, Guest Waking Times “There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.” – Henry David Thoreau Net-worth – your assets minus your debts. Self-worth – the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect. As humans, it […]

It Starts With You…

It Starts With You…

Alex Redmond, Contributor Waking Times It starts with you….. Governments cannot change the world, neither can churches, society nor any other authority. Nobody can be forced to show compassion, tolerance, respect and nobody can be forced to change. Gandhi said “be the change you want to see in the world”. The world will only be […]

Proof: Meditation Makes You More Compassionate

Proof: Meditation Makes You More Compassionate

Josh Richardson, Prevent Disease Waking Times The qualities the world desperately needs more of, namely love, kindness and compassion, are indeed teachable. Scientists have mostly focused on the benefits of meditation for the brain and the body, but a recent study by Northeastern University’s David DeSteno, published in Psychological Science, takes a look at what impacts […]

By April 4, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Responsible Spirituality – Standing in the Dark and Seeing the Light

Responsible Spirituality – Standing in the Dark and Seeing the Light

Chris Renzo, Guest Writer Waking Times To not recognize the darkest aspects of our way of life disables us from being the greatness that we are. To claim we are wise and spiritual without acknowledging the darkest aspects of who we are is superficial. This does not mean we should dwell in the darkness. Rather […]

By March 18, 2013 9 Comments Read More →
Removing Some of the Obstacles to Love

Removing Some of the Obstacles to Love

Belsebuub, Guest Writer Waking Times  Love is of consciousness, which is the spiritual within. Yet consciousness is not free, as it’s smothered by the subconscious and is asleep, and so too as a consequence is love. Negativity in particular destroys feelings of love, engulfing and consuming the mind. It also ruins the ability to be […]

By March 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Brandishing Truth In The Face Of Lies

Brandishing Truth In The Face Of Lies

Zen Gardner Waking Times A lot of people are at wit’s end in the face of this onslaught of anti-Truth and such an obvious, crushing despotic takeover. I sympathize with this feeling, it often gnaws at me as well. Not only the deep indignation against the ugly reality we’re up against, but how to chart […]

By February 19, 2013 7 Comments Read More →
Idiot Compassion

Idiot Compassion

David Peers, Guest Writer Waking Times My life is organised and aligned with Tibetan Buddhism and Japanese Zen. I teach Yoga. With the wisdom of one and the mindfulness of the other, my life becomes simpler. I realised, some time ago, that we spend most of our time comparing our own life against that of […]

By January 25, 2013 8 Comments Read More →
The Wake-Up Call

The Wake-Up Call

Peter Russel, Spirit of Now Waking Times The ancient Chinese symbol for crisis, wei-chi, combines two elements: danger and opportunity. The danger is that if one continues to pursue approaches that are no longer working, then disaster is imminent. The opportunity is to let go of the old patterns and find new ways of being […]

By December 12, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Why We Need to Develop True Compassion in Our Lives

Why We Need to Develop True Compassion in Our Lives

Barbara-Lynn Freed, Contributing Writer Waking Times True Compassion develops after we have mastered the art of Forgiveness and learned to Love others unconditionally, for Compassion is an action of the transpersonal self. In this state of Beingness, we do not get entangled in the drama and emotions of the present challenge. Rather, we open our […]

By November 8, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Unleashing the Soul – How Free Are You?

Unleashing the Soul – How Free Are You?

Trinity Bourne, Openhand Contributor Waking Times “We, who lived in concentration camps, can remember the men who walked through the huts of others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the […]

By October 26, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
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