Archive for compassion

Discover what science can teach us about Love. What do you believe our hearts hold? A crucial link that connect our soul to feel love and compassion

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2014 by theboldcorsicanflame

 

Why did Kathy Magliato decided to be a heart surgeon? What tangible and intangible evidence did she find while operating on her patients? Turns out that the answer is simpler than we may think…

Kathy finds amazing connections between the heart and the brain. Our emotions are the crucial link that connect our soul to feel love and compassion. See what she has to say about living each heartbeat to the fullest! 

The Many Faces of Compassion

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , on August 18, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

The Dalai Lama once said: “Love and compassion are necessities. They are not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” Anthropologist, author, teacher and Zen priest, Joan Halifax, takes that statement a bit further: “…it is not only humanity that won’t survive, it is all the species on the planet…It is the big cats, and it’s the plankton.”

On this planet, Dogs have more Compassion than Human Beings

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , on August 18, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

Warning* Graphic footage – This is tough to watch, but it is a side by side comparison of both events to hopefully put things into perspective.

While it’s true that animals in nature can be vicious towards each other as well…The point is that animals CAN have compassion and Humans CAN be void of it.

Remembering Kindness 41 Years Later

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 5, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame

Daily Good: Unexpected Gestures Of Compassion / Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. – Dalai Lama –

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on September 22, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame


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Instead of being a day I would like to forget as soon as possible, somehow, today became a day where I experienced the most incredible gesture of compassion that I’m pretty sure I’m going to want to remember for a long time…

I live in London and I was on my way to visit my cousin in Wales. I was driving on the motorway at around 70 mph when somehow (probably black ice on the road), I lost control of my car. I was involved in a scary collision with a truck and then a smaller car. The smaller car had a family in it with three young children. Through some incredible good luck no one was seriously hurt but the experience was very frightening.

There was so much smoke that my first thought was to just get out of my car as fast as I could. I could hear the children from the car behind me screaming and crying as I was trying to claw my way out of my car. When I got out, I could see their mum was frantically trying to comfort her shaking crying children and move them away from the smoking cars at the same time. I kept thinking ‘oh my god, these children are so young’ and I felt so bad about colliding with them.

I thought that the parents would probably be so angry and upset at me. But instead of being angry the mum simply said to me ‘Come here. You need to join in our hug’.

Really? It was such a wonderful, warm gesture from someone whose family had just been hit by me! I can’t tell you how moved I was by that. And how much better I felt afterwards.

Whilst this was happening, the father was trying to get the children’s coats out of the back of his car because it was freezing. He didn’t see what had happened but when he came back, he asked me if I was okay and then gave me a hug too! I couldn’t believe it! I remember thinking how lucky those children were to be bought up by such amazing parents who would comfort a stranger in the middle of their own fear and panic. To find compassion in a moment like that is truly incredible. Later, I overheard them telling their children that the important thing to focus on was that they were all okay and unhurt and then they had a big family group hug… wow!

The story doesn’t stop there… during the medical examination and the police statements, etc. I was split up from then and then didn’t see them again. However, a few hours later, after I had reached my cousin’s home, the father rang me to see if I had got home okay and to make sure I hadn’t sustained any serious injury. He also said that he wanted me to know that he and his wife don’t bear any ill will towards me. I was really blown away that…

I’ve spent enough time on this site to know that incredible people do exist, but to actually experience it first hand, especially during such a frightening moment, was just so incredible.

Inspired by this story that I read recently, I’ve decided to send the children Christmas gifts anonymously 🙂

Awesome! Declan Galbraith / Got to listen to this Boy’s Voice singing a Great Song for Humanity: Tell me WHy!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on August 21, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Krista Tippett: Reconnecting with Compassion

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame



Compassion is a piece of vocabulary that could change us if we truly let it sink into the standards by which we hold ourselves and others. –Krista Tippett

In association with TED Prize winner Karen Armstrong’s Charter for Compassion, Krista Tippett discusses the term “compassion” — typically reserved for the saintly or the sappy — and how it has fallen out of touch with reality. At a special event at the United Nations celebrating the Charter for Compassion, journalist Krista Tippett deconstructs the meaning of compassion through several moving stories, and proposes a new, more attainable definition for the word.


Why you should listen to her, Check out her résumé :
http://www.ted.com/speakers/krista_tippett.html

Krista Tippett grew up in Oklahoma, the granddaughter of a Southern Baptist preacher. She studied history at Brown University and went to Bonn, West Germany in 1983 on a Fulbright Scholarship to study politics in Cold War Europe. In her 20s, she ended up in divided Berlin for most of the 1980s, first as The New York Times stringer and a freelance correspondent for Newsweek, The International Herald Tribune, the BBC, and Die Zeit. She later became a special assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to West Germany.

When Tippett graduated with a M.Div. from Yale, she saw a black hole where intelligent coverage of religion should be. As she conducted a far-flung oral history project for the Benedictines of St. John’s Abbey, she began to imagine radio conversations about the spiritual and intellectual content of faith that could open minds and enrich public life. These imagined conversations became reality when she created “Speaking of Faith” (now “On Being”), which is broadcast on over 200 US pubic radio stations and globally by NPR. From ecology to autism to torture, Tippett and her guests reach beyond the headlines to explore meaning, faith and ethics amidst the political, economic, cultural and technological shifts that define 21st century life. Tippett is the author of “Speaking of Faith” and “Einstein’s God.”

“In a day where religion — or, rather arguments over religion — divide us into ever more entrenched and frustrated camps, Krista Tippett is exactly the measured, balanced commentator we need. Her intelligence is like a salve for all thinking people who have felt wounded or marginalized by The God Wars.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

KarmaTube: The Power of Vulnerability – See Video online

Posted in spirituality with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame

KarmaTube: The Power of Vulnerability.