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Entries in compassion (2)

Monday
Dec172012

hearts for sandy hook

com·pas·sion

: sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it

Send a paper heart to the Forget Me Not Foundation (make it as big as you can!). It will be used to create a chain large enough to wrap around the entire Sand Hook Elementary School as a symbol of love and support.

This is my heart.

Send your own so that can be there in time for the December 27th wrapping.  (for anyone overseas who can't mail in a heart, please email your heart to: theforgetmenotfoundation@yahoo.com and it will be printed for you!!!)

The Forget Me Not Foundation
PO Box 3556
Milford, CT 06460

for updates, visit the facebook event page.

Thursday
Jul122012

compassion - word of the moment

com·pas·sion

noun \kəm-ˈpa-shən\

: sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it (merriam-webster.com)

 

compassion. 

this words keeps popping up in conversation and in my head this week, so i thought it was a sign that i should share it.  in order to have compassion, you must first be aware of others, which is often hard to do when you are so caught up in your own stuff.  however, once you are able to be truly present, you may just discover that others around, whether your bestie or your 'worstie' could really use your support.  now this doesn't mean that you have to agree with their choices, but rather try to understand and accept what they are experiencing and where they are coming from. 

the ol' 'put yourself in their shoes' is totally real. 

 

the yoga lesson:  when you can be truly present, then you can also have compassion for others. compassion will help us let go of grudges and move the 'f' forward.