In the last few days, I’ve pondered the following question: Are we doing the best we can? In other words, are we, as people in general, doing our best in all (or at least most) circumstances we encounter in life? I first came across this thought in Brene Brown’s book: Rising Strong. After watching her… More Are We Doing the Best We Can?
Following is a wonderful short story, about Buddha and the mustard seeds, taken from the Unity booklet, Compassion: Living Life with an Open Heart Self-Compassion by Rev. Kelly Isola About 600 years before the writers of Mark, Matthew, and Luke penned Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed, Buddha told a parable of a mustard seed.… More Buddha and Self-Compassion
In a world where division, anger and hate seem so prevalent, cultivating love can make a positive impact on those around you. Personally, I am horrified by the lack of empathy in our society. When we push aside our humanitarianism — the parts of us that care for one another — the further we move… More Cultivating Love and Compassion
If you listened to my Facebook Live video last weekend on ‘Coming from a Space of Compassion‘, I shared about a book I was reading: Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong. Karen begins her books by talking about the Golden Rule: “Always treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself.” … More The Golden Rule
February is the month that we talk about love more than any other time of the year. Of course, with Valentine’s Day last Wednesday, many of us enjoyed a special meal, gift or date with a loved one. But how about expressing love beyond our family and friends. February always reminds me of the Bible’s… More Sharing Love with the World