TAG: compassion

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

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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who We Are In Crisis

Laura Grace Weldon, Guest Writer Waking Times Versions of Survivor are watched all over the world. Forty-five countries have pitted contestants against the odds and shows are still filmed in Denmark, Croatia, Italy, Norway, Serbia, France, India, Israel, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the U.S. These series drop people in inhospitable places with minimal resources and ask them

The Four Pillars of Health

Osho Health is not only a physical phenomenon. That is only one of its dimensions, and one of the most superficial dimensions because basically the body is going to die — healthy or unhealthy, it is momentary. Real health has to happen somewhere inside you, in your subjectivity, in your consciousness, because consciousness knows no

The Buddha Teaches a Lesson on Forgiveness

Waking Times The Buddha was sitting under a tree talking to his disciples when a man came and spit on his face. He wiped it off, and he asked the man, “What next? What do you want to say next?” The man was a little puzzled because he himself never expected that when you spit

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