“People tell me they’re saddened by the ugly, uncivil polarization they see in public life, and the isolation and loneliness they feel in private. They hunger for cooperation, connection, and community. Meditation, which teaches kindness, compassion, and patience, is a clear, straightforward method for improving relationships with family, friends, and everyone else we meet.”
Sharon Salzberg, Happiness
I don’t know if we are ever so polarized as during an election year.
Human beings label things, pick sides, need to be right, and have fear.
Meditation teaches us how to label without judgment, to follow the middle path, and to let go of fear for a more compassionate relationship with the world.
I am really excited that I have the opportunity to teach at a local community college and mindfulness is one of my first agenda items. It’s a skill that we should teach in first grade but if they can be inspired, as I was in my sophomore year, than maybe we have a chance for real change and happiness.
Thanks to Sharon Salzberg for an amazing book and profound and simple wisdom.
- Without Grasping and Delusion (namasteconsultinginc.com)
- Sharon Salzberg on What Compassion Is Not (walkswithyogi.wordpress.com)
- New to Meditation? Recurrent Series (namasteconsultinginc.com)
- True Compassion is Clarity (abuddhistsjourney.wordpress.com)
- Counter bad habits, stress with meditation (goerie.com)
- Being Still (trbera.wordpress.com)
- Your Practice (namasteconsultinginc.com)
- Counter bad habits and stress with meditation (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Day 207 (mindmindful.wordpress.com)
- Without Grasping and Delusion (mindmindful.wordpress.com)