While we will truly never know whether or not our financial gifts can help homeless people become housed, we can be sure of one thing -- giving to a homeless person always makes a difference for the better for us.
Motherhood is a clear path to compassion and I imagine fatherhood is no different. Setting limits and saying "no" to our children is compassionate -- it helps them organize and manage the world and motherhood provides many opportunities to say "no."
Jimmie Briggs stepped forward into the light yesterday, and brought all the souls in that room with him. We learned what is it to be a real man. What it is to be women. What it is to lead, to collaborate, to support.
The 'Humans of' movement feels to me like a vehicle for illustrating what all of us know deep down: that we're all humans of somewhere, we all have a story and we all have something of value to say, if we're given the chance to say it.
Chloe created a vegetarian club at her school and continues to improve it. She explains, 'you can't be a good activist if you can't learn from your mistakes.' Chloe's passion is helping other youth show their compassion for animals and for the planet.
Compassion is a state to be cultivated. The ability to foster social bonds through aiding others, though taking effort in the short term, is what makes us, both as individuals and as societies, more resilient in the long term.
'We fear you are forgetting us.' This is what Haya, a 10-year-old Syrian refugee who lost her father, told me last week. I was visiting refugees in the Jordanian city of Irbid and spent time with a group of children attending a school supported by World Vision.
To figure out whether economics education can shift people in the selfish direction, we need to track beliefs and behaviors over time -- or randomly assign them to economics exposure. Here's what the evidence shows.
In using the phrase "secular ethics" as a goal, the Dalai Lama makes clear that his definition of "secular" is not our typical Western understanding as nonreligious, rather it intends to be inclusive of all approaches, nonreligious and religious; it transcends our concepts of religion.
What lessons do pilgrims retrieve from this visit to their Gettysburg? Certainly the casualties were fewer and the battle did not last as long. Certainly the motives were distinct: one to save a Union, the other to fortify independence.
You are not following a plan to be a perfect size four or get into your skinny jeans. You are embarking on a program of self-love. This means you want to only bring into your body and your life foods, people and activities that fuel you to be at your best. This is how you do it.
As meditation research has become more prevalent, science has become interested in the effects of loving-kindness practice on the mind and the body. As it turns out, LKM offers unique benefits that are subtly different from other kinds of meditation.