Manage episode 220969459 series 92743
Today I’ll share some thoughts on recent tragedies that have occurred near me this week, the meaning of compassion, and why at times we humans are not able to feel compassion for others when they suffer. Then I’ll share the words that have guided me to experience deeper compassion for many years. Download a copy of the Lovingkindness Blessing below:
Tune in to a series of brief webinars by 5 new teachers of death and dying classes. They share excerpts from their courses that we hope will inspire you to want to teach your own community class based on your knowledge, experience and passion for end-of-life issues. Click here to watch the webinars.
Teach about Death and #ChangetheWorld!
To further your own end-of-life education check out the Integrative Thanatology Certificate Program at the Open Center’s Art of Dying Institute at this link: https://www.opencenter.org/art-of-dying-intergrative-thanatology
In this episode I discuss:
- Why we sometimes react negatively toward others who are suffering rather than with compassion
- The meaning of the word compassion (“to suffer with”)
- Why the ego rejects and judges the suffering of others
- Why we must grow spiritually before we can experience genuine compassion for others
- The lotus blossom as a symbol of compassion and spiritual growth
- How the 5 verses of the Lovingkindness Blessing signify the necessary steps toward sharing genuine compassion during times of suffering:
- May I be at peace
- May my heart remain open
- May I realize the beauty of my own true nature
- May I be healed
- May I be a source of healing for this world
You can help support this podcast and the EOLU Interview Series in 3 ways (THANK YOU in advance!):
- Tell other people about it who might enjoy this content
- Leave a review on iTunes
- Make a small donation ($1 per month) on my page at Patreon.com/eolu
Until next week …
197 episodes available. A new episode about every 7 days .