January 26, 2020

Radical Compassion-Day 6

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:50 pm by kellyfdennis

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Sounds True and Tara Brach present a 10 day radical compassion challenge.

Today’s interview with Valarie Kaur was vibrant and interesting. What a story she has! Revolutionary Love…interesting. She has overcome challenges that I can never dream of. And that made me take pause. Then Tara’s meditation. We all have stories, that other people know nothing about. I loved the story she told about the guy that was going through anger management and learning mindfulness. I won’t spoil it for you, but yes, we all could benefit from pausing and wondering about what the stories the people around us carry.

I will say that if this is your first time doing this kind of meditation-tonglen, it may have been difficult. I remember it was for me the first time I did it. The trick is to pay attention to your bodily reactions and to return to the breath or sounds, or whatever your anchor is so you don’t get overwhelmed in trying to take in the other person’s pain. A challenge to say the least, but incredible nonetheless.

What’s your experience on this journey?

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