Wednesday Window: Compassion Among Equals

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity. Pema Chödrön  Equanimity is a two-way street. We must face our fears; in... Continue Reading →

Turning Down a Day of Chase with Gratitude

I woke up weary. It happens. If I’m not mindful, the day will get lost in “if only”--escape scenarios--unsettled energy, swirling first in one direction then another, a day of chase. I am reminded of Pema Chodron’s observation regarding Buddhist teachings: they keep telling us we “don’t have a lot of time to waste.” That... Continue Reading →

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