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Do Your Struggles Expand Your Compassion for Others?

By Emiliana Simon-Thomas — 2020

People who have faced significant adversity don't experience “compassion collapse,” a new study suggests.

Read on greatergood.berkeley.edu

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What’s the Difference Between Compassion and Lovingkindness?

Simply put: compassion is lovingkindness in action.

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The Proven Healing Power of Compassion

At its essence, compassion is a gift of the spirit—one with the power to change lives, reduce stress, and heal depression.

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Developing a Conscience: Knowing the Difference Between Right and Wrong

There are various developmental theories that go into the tool kit that parents and educators utilize to help mold caring and ethically intact people, including those of Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget and American psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg.

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How to Raise a Kid with a Conscience in the Digital Age

Nudge kids to be their best selves by encouraging them to consume positive, inspiring media and online content.

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How to Live Compassionately: Forgive Yourself Forgive Others

According to the dictionary, to forgive is to stop feeling angry or resentful toward yourself or others for some perceived offense, flaw, or mistake. Keeping that definition in mind, forgiveness becomes a form of compassion.

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Addiction and Compassion

Addiction is defined as “the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, such as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.

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Practicing for Myself?

As part of our #MeditationHacks series, a Mahayana Buddhist who is encouraged to practice for the benefit of all sentient being feels like they are only practicing for their own benefit. Venerable Thubten Chodron answers.

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You Are Not My Enemy

Building Bridges for Peace brings together young people from Palestine and Israel.

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Why Do We Walk On By?

It’s a spiritual truism that trading places with the less fortunate, psychologically if not literally, can be a powerful motive for doing unto others as you’d have them do unto you.

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Searching for the Heart of Compassion

Call it love, kindness, compassion for all beings—it’s the real elixir, the only one that truly transforms life for ourselves and others.

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