Impossible Compassion: Utilizing Directed Compassion to Cure Disease, Save the Environment, Transform Relationships… and Do All Sorts of Other Good Things for Ourselves and Everyone Else

How do we end suffering in our own life and on the planet? How do we bring about seemingly impossible outcomes such as miraculously healing our self from a fatal disease, saving the environment or ending violence and war? In his second book, Edward Mannix takes on our assumptions about what is possible and impossible [More About This Book]

Self-Compassion – a Better Way to Raise Your Self-Esteem?

Too often we try to grow our self-esteem by only focussing on the positive, acknowledging our talents and strengths but carefully avoiding any perceived flaws. While this can give us peaks of confidence, it can also backfire and lead to comparing ourselves to others and criticising ourselves. So is there a better way to raise … [Read Entire Story]

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

For twenty years, Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, the gang capital of the world. In Tattoos on the Heart, he distills his experience working in the ghetto into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith. Arranged by theme and filled with [More About This Book]

Random Reflections 12/30/2014

Yet another year is near its end, with new years around the corner its time to begin thinking about the year we just lived through. Time for retrospection and self-evaluation. Did we make any changes in our behavior or have we grown mentally, emotionally or even spiritually. What good qualities have we embraced this year and which bad habits or qualities have we let go of. Do not ponder on those things long, what is more important is which qualities are you going to embrace and/or let go of this coming year. Self development and improvement is one of the most… [Read Entire Story]

Random Reflections–12/20/2014

I am but a man, I have many faults and I am forever learning and changing. I try to interact with others in the most amiable manner as I can. I do get angry, but usually it is short-lived and forgiveness of others comes easy for me most of the time. Most of the time I wander around life in a lost and unorganized state of mind. The rest of the time I gain clarity only long enough to write … [Read Entire Story]

Seeing Your Place in the Big Picture

Imagine that you own a beautiful piece of property on top of a hill and you are going to build your dream house there. As you stand on your hilltop and look around, you realize that you have two completely different views to choose from and they are both spectacular. To the east your view includes a panorama of beautiful meadows framed by forest with the perfect little year-round creek winding through the middle. Can you picture that in your… [Read Entire Story]

Not I.

If a man chooses to believe differently than me then am I to hate him for his choice? If a person were to hate me for my beliefs should I hate him back? Why is is we can not see the commandment to love one another is one of the important ones. We are to love one another unconditionally and to accept one another as is. For no man or woman walks this earth without sin nor do 2 people think and believe exactly alike. We have no right to judge for that is not our place, we are to help one… [Read Entire Story]

Wisdom Books: NonViolent Action Handbook by Sanderson Beck

I believe that our violent and plutocratic society needs a nonviolent revolution to end the neo-imperialist policies of the United States Government by democratic means so that we can have governments of real compassion, liberty, and true justice for all. This transformation of militarism must be nonviolent, not only because any violent attempt would be Related posts: Wisdom Books: Brave New World Revisted by Aldous Huxley Wisdom Books: The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims by Arthur Schopenhauer Wisdom Books: The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson Wisdom Books: Disciples of the Mysterium by Michael [Read Entire Story]

The Struggle between Greed and Compassion

For some reason I found myself thinking about some of the seemingly forgotten environmental disasters of the recent past, like the nuclear fallout still blanketing the earth since the earthquake in Japan. As I considered the long range environmental challenges facing today’s world, I suddenly realized that they all have a common cause. Why have the oceans become toxic sewers? Why is everything from the air we breathe to the water we drink polluted? Why is real food being replaced with roundup ready GMO garbage that rats won’t even eat? And, why does the threat of radiation poisoning from 440 active commercial nuclear power plants worldwide hinge on the operation of relatively simple water pumps? The answer to all these questions is GREED! … [Read Entire Story]