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Sep 01, 2015

This practice was developed for the Fetzer Institute by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, directors of SpiritualityandPractice.com

Aug 27, 2015

As a young designer in India, Kirtee Shah's impassioned approach to his vocation—serving the “un-served” client, giving back to the society—was something he considered as “alternative professio

Aug 17, 2015

In 2010, Tara Muldoon founded F-You: The Forgiveness Project, a youth-led (13 – 35 year-olds) movement that asks “What does forgiveness l

Sep 01

Any path is only a path. There is no affront to yourself or others in dropping a path if that is what your heart tells you to do. But your decision to keep on a path or to leave it must be free of fear and ambition. I caution you: look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself and yourself alone this one question. Does this path have a heart? All paths are the same. They lead nowhere. They are paths going through the brush or into the brush or under the brush of the Universe. The only question is: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then it is a good path. If it doesn’t, then it is of no use. –Carlos Castaneda

Aug 31

Psychologists say it's not uncommon to think of fictional characters as your friends. They call these attachments parasocial relationships, and a growing body of research suggests there may be more to these connections than we realize.

Aug 31

"In these painful and beautiful times, there may be nothing more important than the journey from isolation to connection," an important message from Ocean Robbins in "The Power of Partnership" from our "Deepening the American Dream" series.

Aug 31

Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself (I am large, I contain multitudes). –Walt Whitman | Do you allow yourself space to change your mind, to take your life in a different direction? Do you give others the space to do that or do you tether them to their past behavior or views? Photo: peter barwick via Flickr.com, http://bit.ly/1PQPy6y

Aug 30

Our YouTube video collection includes videos on love, forgiveness, and compassion, including many with subtitles in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Italian, French, Hebrew, and Korean.

Aug 30

I forgive you, because I know what you did came from your own pain. –Ezra Bayda Photo: Stefano Corso via Flickr.com, http://bit.ly/1PQNLyl

Aug 29

Somehow, in feeling our own pain and sorrow, our own ocean of tears, we come to know that ours is a shared pain and that the mystery and beauty and pain of life cannot be separated. This universal pain, too, is part of our connection with one another, and in the face of it we cannot withhold our love any longer. --Jack Kornfield Photo: MichelleBulgaria via Morguefile.com

Aug 28

As a young designer in India, Kirtee Shah's impassioned approach to his vocation—serving the “un-served” client, giving back to the society—was something he considered as “alternative professionalism.” Now in his 60s, Shah's approach is woven into his DNA and is something he kindly and artfully imparts to each of his students. Read his words of wisdom to design students about the heart and humanity that is essential to their work.

Aug 28

Each time we drop our masks and meet heart-to-heart, reassuring one another simply by the quality of our presence, we experience a profound bond which we intuitively understand is nourishing everyone. Each time we quiet our mind, our listening becomes sharp and clear, deep and perceptive; we realize that we know more than we thought we knew, and can reach out and hear, as if from inside, the heart of someone's pain. Each time we are able to remain open to suffering, despite our fear and defensiveness, we sense a love in us which becomes increasingly unconditional. --Ram Dass Photo: Denish C via Flickr.com, http://bit.ly/1JWWSie

Aug 27

"Again and again, lived compassion brings us back to the wisdom of tenderness." #TBT If you haven't seen this compelling, enduring video, Krista Tippett "performed a linguistic resurrection" of #compassion at a celebration of the Charter for Compassion at the United Nations.

Aug 27

To forgive is to put oneself in a larger gravitational field of experience than the one that first seemed to hurt us. --David Whyte Photo: trentstudios via Morguefile.com

Aug 26

Last week, Compassion Games International and 9/11 Day announced their partnership with the aim to amplify and catalyze compassionate action around the world. #CompassionWins #911Day

Aug 26

Cool! Take a look at one of the many projects initiated as part of the Charter for Compassion. Read more on this St. Augustine Initiative for Compassion project: http://charterforcompassion.org/node/8767

Aug 26

There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something, we'd all love one another. --Frank Zappa Photo: Jean-Luc [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Aug 25

"Perhaps we are ultimately speaking about the same thing when we speak about love and forgiveness." Watch Anantanand Rambachan and other religious leaders and scholars reflect on love, forgiveness, and reconciliation.

Aug 25

"One of the tragedies of our time seems to be considerably underestimating the ability for transformation of the human mind, given that our character traits are perceived as relatively stable," notes Matthieu Ricard, in this adapted excerpt from his new book. "It is not so common for angry people to become patient, tormented people to find inner peace, or pretentious people to become humble. It is undeniable, however, that some individuals do change, and the change that takes place in them shows that it is not at all an impossible thing."

Aug 25

Listening creates a holy silence. When you listen generously to people, they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the very first time. And in the silence of listening, you can know yourself in everyone. Eventually, you may be able to hear in everyone and beyond everyone, the unseen singing softly to itself and to you. ―Rachel Naomi Remen Photo: Luca Zanon via Unsplash.com

Aug 24

Read an excerpt of Megan Feldman's new book, Triumph of the Heart: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World!

Aug 24

Good Business: The Story of a South African Retail Giant, debuting at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival #MNFF2015 in Vermont this Saturday, tells the story of Raymond Ackerman who ignored the laws of Apartheid to grow an ethical business. Get a glimpse of this inspiring story of love, forgiveness, and compassion in business! Watch the trailer at the link.

Aug 24

The pause--that impressive silence, that eloquent silence, that geometrically progressive silence, which often achieves a desired effect where no combination of words, howsoever felicitous, could accomplish it. ―Mark Twain Photo: donoes via Morguefile.com

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Sep 01

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. ―Henry Ward Beecher

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Sep 01

RT @SpiritHealthMag: Today we celebrate the life, teachings, and spirit of Wayne Dyer that will live on in eternity. http://t.co/5z3raJoi6G

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Aug 31

How Shows Like 'Will & Grace' And 'Black-ish' Can Change Your #Brain http://t.co/nDZLu0C9A3? via @NPR #empathy

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Aug 31

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Aug 31

.@oceanrobbins message for our times, "The Power of Partnership: Building Healing Bridges Across Historic Divides." http://t.co/EsYfuI60UR

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Aug 31

In these painful & beautiful times, there may be nothing more important than the journey from #isolation to #connection. --Ocean Robbins

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Aug 31

RT @CCARE: What is the true meaning of #compassion? http://t.co/t5cVvLdJ68

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Aug 31

RT @CCARE: Help us develop a measure for one's motivation to be compassionate by taking this short survey https://t.co/WaSHYFMfGN

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Aug 31

RT @TheCharter: .@TheCharter is a finalist for the Out of the Box Prize! Please support #compassion with yr vote now. http://t.co/0a7EWauFt…

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