Posts tagged Compassion
The Art and Discipline of Seeing Compassionately

As I am making an imaginative leap into someone else’s situation, I notice my tendency to make judgments pauses almost automatically. Curiosity and wonder are fundamentally non-judgmental approaches to the world. I find that I simply cannot hold a judgment in my mind and be truly curious about another person at the same time.

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The Sea Shares Salt With The Breeze, Meeting Refugees in Lesvos, Greece

Becky Thompson reflects on greeting refugees in Greece: "On the first day, traveling along a beach road, I was greeted by a contingent of Syrian university students who had just made it across the Aegean Sea, almost dying after their raft had capsized. They motioned with their hands, explaining how they made their bodies quiet and aligned to keep the raft as steady as possible."

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Attention as Prayer: An interview with Poet and Chaplain, Martha Serpas

"Simone Weil famously said, 'absolute unmixed attention is prayer.' Any activity that allows that kind of attention is a spiritual practice." Martha Serpas talks about this kind of attention in her service as chaplain and in her work as a poet. Take a moment to read her insightful reflections and poetry.

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Compassion as a Guide for Care for the Dying

In this article, Buddhist teacher, Zen priest, anthropologist, and author, Roshi Joan Halifax, outlines the impact of using principles of compassion as a guide in caring for the dying. Learn more about the importance of applied spirituality in health care settings by immersing yourself in the stories of end-of-life chaplaincy shared here. 

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