Here we go with another year, another decade, another election! We can expect that 2020 will present plenty of opportunities to practice compassion for ourselves, for others around us and for the world.
Compassion is defined by Merriam Webster as: “ Sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it. “
In more approachable terms, it is the awareness of suffering and the desire to sooth it.
We see someone in agony and we feel for them and go beyond feeling pity or sympathy to actively wanting to help in some way. Compassion can be directed at a loved one, a friend, a stranger, and sometimes most appropriately, to ourselves.
Starting January 5, 2020 I’m offering a free 10-day course in compassion
in our private Nearly Mindful Facebook Group.
What you’ll learn.
- How to differentiate between pity, empathy, sympathy and compassion
- Why compassion matters to you and everyone around you
- How to communicate with others in a compassionate way, even when it’s a difficult conversation
- How compassion applies to our business and work life
- Offering compassion to family and friends
- Simple practices you can do any time to bring compassion forward whenever you need it
Who can take this challenge?
Anyone who wants to be less reactive and more open to compassion in their lives. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced mindfulness practitioner, bring your beginners mind and let’s learn together!