iOS app Android app

Compassion

Gay-Condemning Christians And Their House Of Mirrors

John Shore | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
John Shore

Challenge a Christian to make one single argument for homosexuality being wrong that doesn't quote or reference the Bible, and suddenly they're in a house of mirrors; suddenly the only thing they can only point to is themselves.

Joy Secret Number Four: Reverence

Amanda Gore | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Reverence is that rare quality of being able to see the God in everything, to see the spiritual side of things and recognize the amazing nature of everyone and everything and how it all connects

Selfish, Lazy, Compassionate, Happy... Who Are We if We Love Ourselves?

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

When we have a friendly relationship with ourselves, when we can listen kindly to our own experience and take our own side, we are far more likely to take action and risk the unknown.

Silence: Where Religion Ends And Our Personal Sanctuary Begins

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

In silence we find the steps within where everything that is good is present. In silence are the steps to perfect joy. Whether we are busy with the details of modern life or live as a monk and mystic in the woods, sooner or later each of us will travel the inner silence of our hearts.

A Compassion Revolution: The Time Is Now

Sheela Raja, PhD | Posted 03.10.2013 | Impact
Sheela Raja, PhD

Some of us might think that a combination of our individual personalities, perseverance and good old American individualism can rescue us in times of trouble. Healing from trauma requires a community, a culture that's behind you.

What The Buddha Might Say To Oprah

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.09.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We need the courage to trust our own insights and awakenings. Oprah is on the cutting edge of this media revolution, and she shares every step of her search, but her answers may not always be applicable for all of us.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Living in God's Holy Thoughts (Light)

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Grace is always extended, something that becomes clearer each time I remind myself that healing is an ongoing process and never a final destination.

A Positive Take On Making Mistakes

Mike Robbins | Posted 01.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

While mistakes aren't a huge issue in my life, I actually spend and waste a lot of time worrying about making mistakes, and also find myself being unnecessarily critical of those around me when they make mistakes (both overtly and covertly).

A Timely Interview With Jon Ramer About Creating Collective Compassion (Part 1)

Russell C. Smith | Posted 03.02.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

Jon Ramer is a software entrepreneur turned social engineer, a civic leader, a community organizer, an inventor, and a musician. He is the designer an...

On Love And Compassion: What Keeps Us Going In The Times We Lose Faith

Jeff Cannon | Posted 02.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

It keeps me hopeful that the worst of times will not be in vain if we can just learn from them to ensure they never happen again, and to ensure we continue to do what is needed to help all humans be just that -- human.

10 Steps To Ending Homelessness In 2012

Joel John Roberts | Posted 02.08.2013 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

It is that time of the year, when pundits start writing their top ten lists as if every American really wants to read the top most influential, best-l...

Live Nativity: The Prodigal Mother

Brenda Peterson | Posted 02.19.2013 | Religion
Brenda Peterson

My mother always taught us that no one should be alone at Christmas. We must expect miracles and mysteries. The gifts of her Christmas were peanut but...

Christmas Eve, Silent Night: An Invitation Restore The Stillness Within You

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Maybe the gift of silence is what this year's holiday is really about. The gift of silence can restore the mystic within an unbelieving soul. Given the opportunity, the peace and stillness this Christmas Eve can restore something even more beautiful: our innocence.

School Killings: Why Have We Learned Nothing in 85 Years?

Dan R. Fink | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics
Dan R. Fink

I have wondered for decades why the incident in which my great-uncle was murdered is simply called a "disaster" in the popular media, while more recent events are called "massacres," "mass killings," "killing sprees," "mass murders," "rampage killings" and such.

A Perfect Christmas Present To Give Yourself: The Gift Of Silence

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

This season, we can give ourselves the gift of embracing our hearts in silence. Our crowded thoughts come from a crowded heart. Taking time to enjoy silence is time for the simple beauty of life.

The Benefit Of Divine Love: Being Thy Sister's Keeper

David Briggs | Posted 02.21.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

Individuals who reported experiencing God's love more than once a day were far more likely to say they have a strong meaning and purpose in life and to both find "great joy" in helping others.

Price Check on Kindness, Lane Four, Please

Rob White | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

The elderly woman was about to leave with her bagged items, and the conveyor belt was moving. I quickly reached into my wallet, took out a 10-spot, and touched the elderly woman on her arm. "Excuse me, ma'am, I think you dropped this."

A Place For Silence In The Face Of Horror

John Backman | Posted 02.16.2013 | Religion
John Backman

We do need to take action in the face of tragedy. We do need to talk and grieve together, to support one another and ponder next steps. Perhaps, though, silence in the aftermath may enable us to approach it all from a different place.

Compassion Born From Tragedy

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

When situations or people challenge us, we need to identify that we're angry, confused, or frustrated. If we acknowledge that we're likely to make poor decisions in these states, it's easier to find the motivation to let these emotions go.

The Heart of Christmas Past

Deborah Swiss | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Swiss

Harkening back to the heart of Christmas in 1869, time spent with loved ones was the treasured centerpiece. This year, I hope to rejoice in the essence of a season that celebrates and strengthens our family ties alongside the humanity we can so easily extend to one another.

Compassion for Them All

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

My response to this event is what it's always been when faced with evil: to want to embrace what's good. It's the way I've dealt with evil all my life.

Hearts Broken Open -- 7 Strategies to Heal

Wendy Silvers | Posted 02.18.2013 | Parents
Wendy Silvers

When tragic, almost unbelievable events like the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the shooting of 14-year old Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan and the shooting in Aurora, Colorado occur, a collective outpouring of grief and outrage unfolds.

What Happens After we Dry Our Tears?

Jenn Horton | Posted 02.18.2013 | Parents
Jenn Horton

It's in the weeks that follow tragedy that the majority of us look up from our hustle and bustle, look at strangers' faces and feel the bond of humanity. But come January, we're entrenched in our to-do lists, back in our bubbles, our connection gone. Apathy becomes our greatest contagion.

Newtown Shows Us That Love Is Our Common Ground

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

If we want to sustain a nation of goodness, one that defies evil, maybe we should embrace the unfiltered missive given by Robbie Parker, whose 6-year-old daughter Emilie died at Sandy Hook: "May it be that this inspires us to be better, to be more compassionate and more humble people -- to better our communities -- at all times."

Santa: The Best Karma Yogi In The World

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

For Santa is more than just a jolly old guy in a red outfit. A true yogi is someone who displays wisdom and compassion, and Santa is an excellent example. He sees everyone as his family, is always helping others, and he cares about you whether you're naughty or nice.