Nov. 10, 2020

45: Compassion - The Struggle is Real

45:  Compassion - The Struggle is Real

What is compassion?  If you're like Nora, you think you know, but you're only going so far. There is a hierarchy to compassion - beginning with pity, inching towards sympathy, creeping into the empathy realm and ending with the big C.  Compassion is bein...


What is compassion?  If you're like Nora, you think you know, but you're only going so far. There is a hierarchy to compassion - beginning with pity, inching towards sympathy, creeping into the empathy realm and ending with the big C.  Compassion is being willing to aid in someone else's struggle to end his or her suffering.  It's loaded, Blazer Nation.  It's easy to show compassion to those of us we love, but how can we give compassion to those people we cannot stand?  We live in a very polarizing world.  There is a lot of divisiveness around us - think politics, pandemic, social injustice, and unrest -  you smell what we're stepping in. How can we show compassion?  How can we take on the struggles of others when our own struggles can be suffocating.  Tune in this week and listen to Katie and Nora hash it out.  "Just like us," you too can follow the teachings of the Dalai Lama and practice being compassionate both with yourself and others.  Newsflash - like most areas in life, compassion is a muscle that needs to be flexed in order to grow.  Start the work here.

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Sources:

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/compassion/definition

https://www.compassion.com/child-development/meaning-of-compassion/

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