January 28, 2020

Radical Compassion-Day 8

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:51 pm by kellyfdennis

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

Some things that popped out today in Tara’s interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn were more of the theme of our interconnectedness and mindfulness needing to have “heart”. When we are “othering” we are not able to be empathetic or compassionate. We are all connected-to each other, to the earth. The concept of mindfulness can become very intellectual or cognitive for ¬†me, so I really appreciated the reminder to pay attention to the feelings associated with mindfulness. Not getting caught up in the feelings, but noticing what happens in the body when engaging in the practice (or all the time, really).

It was great reminder for me to put myself in places where I interact with people who are different from me. Only with proximity can we truly come to understand and befriend others.

Good stuff!

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