Posts Tagged ‘compassion’

Never toooooo sooooooon!!!!

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”You cannot do a kindness too soon,

 

for you never know how soon

 

it will be too late.”

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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My two cents:

 

 

Wellbeing and happiness reside only in this present moment, that is very soon, now.

 

 

Fight like crazy to be present and alive.
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Self Compassion workbook: deepest meaning

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“The deepest meaning of self-compassion is relating to every part of ourselves with compassion. 

 

 

 

We have compassion for our anxiety, for our loneliness, and even for our self-criticism. 

 

 

 

It means that every thought, every feeling, and every behavior can be embraced with compassion. 

 

 

 

In fact, when we learn how to have compassion for the parts of ourselves that give us the most discomfort and pain, 

 

 

 

we discover that growth and healing become much easier.”

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the effects of meditation have shown:

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Joan Miró (Spain, 1893-1983)
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“Let me recap what our studies of long-term meditators as well as the effects of a relatively short course of meditation have shown:
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• Mindfulness-based stress reduction enhances left prefrontal activation; this is a marker of the Fast to Recover end of the Resilience continuum and is associated with greater resilience following a stressful challenge.
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• A more intensive period of mindfulness meditation improves selective attention and reduces the attentional blink, moving people toward the Focused end of the Attention continuum.
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In both cases, mindfulness strengthens prefrontal regulation of brain networks involved in attention, in part by strengthening the connections between the prefrontal cortex and other brain regions that are important for attention.
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• Compassion meditation can nudge you toward the Positive end of the Outlook dimension; it strengthens connections between the prefrontal cortex and other brain regions important for empathy.
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• Compassion meditation also likely facilitates Social Intuition.
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• While you might expect most forms of meditation to nurture Self-Awareness, at least the kind that makes you more attuned to bodily sensations such as heartbeat, we found that neither Tibetan forms of mindfulness meditation nor Kundalini yoga forms of meditation were associated with better performance on a task that measures awareness of one’s heartbeat.”
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Emotions will not lead to real happiness

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An emotion
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can change
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in seconds,
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How could
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we think
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they are
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connected
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to real happiness?
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Real happiness,
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Endures
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For days,
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Weeks
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Months
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Or years!
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Emotions are
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Minuscule
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Next to
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this reality!
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Gratitude, a key ingredient

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“Gratitude can transform
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common days into thanksgivings,
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turn routine jobs into joy,
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and change ordinary opportunities
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into blessings.”
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-William Arthur Ward-
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Poverty’s most insidious damage is to a child’s brain: my two cents:

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This condition brings tears to my eyes. If you meditate, develop gratitude and a sense a giving, seeing children suffer is incredibly painful.
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One in five kids in the United States lives in poverty, incredible!
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Our priorities as a nation suck.
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We have plenty of wealth to fulfill Maslovs hierarchy of needs for every child living in poverty.
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People, we journey together not in competition.
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If you want to be happy, bend down and help a needy child.
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You will find a jackpot behind the action of helping kids, not fulfilling personal desires.
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I used to look the other way at the homeless, the poor, the needy.
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They made me feel uncomfortable, actually they scared me.
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One of my fears, as an abused little boy was to be abandoned.
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I see why suffering kids summon such a deep hurtful reaction now.
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Please take some action to help poor kids.
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We can not heal everyone, but we can give, take action and change some.
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Mindfulness is not static, it does not stay on that cushion, it is alive and calling you to action.
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Choices: This one carries more influence on life than any other!

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It is a choice most are oblivious to, it arrives before we are aware a choice is even available.
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Choosing which thoughts to grasp daily, which of the 60,000 thoughts arriving at a furious pace of one a second, decides more of life than any other decision.
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Depressed people ruminate on negative emotional input, anxiety disorders feed on future fear and loss, while PTSD activates our defense mechanism.
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Mindfulness actually trades in all thought, all 60,000 of them for now, being empty and focused.
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Watch, observe how much time is lost dealing with thought, judgment, worry and loss.
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Enormous chunks of time wasted, never to be retrieved.
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Sit today, focused on the breath, letting those thoughts fade without attention.
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Let life expand, let go, live fully, smile.
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