Saturday, June 13, 2009

Robert Thurman on Compassion

Sorry for the long vacation! I'll try to post updates weekly.

Compassion is a big one for me. I try very hard to remain in touch with the feelings of others whom I encounter. This is often a challenge when confronted with an angry or gossipy person. I try to realize that everyone has a bad day or is not always conscious of his or her words and deeds. I often "fall off the wagon" myself and catch myself saying or doing an unkind thing. It's nice when a respected scholar like Robert Thurman gives a talk that reminds me of the value of compassion and why it's worth the effort.

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