This week I had the privilege of hearing Thupten Jinpa, the former translator for Dalai Lama, speak on the connection between happiness and compassion for an Action For Happiness event. Research now backs what has been consciously felt by generations that showing compassion to ourselves and the community enhances our joy and happiness. What my take home messages were:
– Mindfulness helps us tap into the generosity of compassion and helps us show up in the world in a kinder way. The world is missing kindness. We need more of it 👌🏽
– There is a lot of distrust around differences and this becomes apparent looking at politics globally. To counteract this with compassion and understanding could really help societies progress
– Compassion can be taught and strengthened just like any training of a muscle 💪🏾🧠
How can you show up for yourself in a kinder, loving and more compassionate way? How would you do that with your family and friends? How could you extend that compassion to your community and the world?
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