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The Best Stress Relief: Self-Compassion- #1000SpeakForCompassion”If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”~ Jack Kornfield Sometimes your bottled up anger pairs up with the ongoing stress or the other way round and the situation it creates is sure as hell not pretty.People say when life throws lemons at you, make lemonade, pass them on, blah blah blah.I say, when you’re in deep…

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Celebrating A Year Of Compassion! – #1000SpeakForCompassionLast year, on 20th February 1000 speak for Compassion got several bloggers together to spread compassion around the world. Ever since, on the 20th day of every month, bloggers from around the world write about various aspects of compassion and how one can spread the same.I have been a part of this group for a year now, and I already feel like a…

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‘Forgiveness Is A Virtue Of The Brave. Are You Brave?’ #1000Speak For Compassion”The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”-Mahatma Gandhi What is forgiveness?In the event of being wronged by someone, to overcome that hurt inflicted upon us by the other person and to not hold a grudge for that act is forgiveness. To let go, to leave the anger behind is…

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Do you want to bring a change in this world?You probably answered in affirmative and if you didn’t, then you must belong to another world but let’s just assume that you said yes, so, what now?What should you do to bring the change? You must have heard that insanely popular saying, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’, well, it’s easier said…

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We’re All In This Together! Source: mum.eduRose from the deep slumberMy eyes cried of painA pain unknown, a pain unheardThe flowers didn’t blossomthe sun didn’t shineAll was fine, yet nothing was fineThe world came to a haltAs the news flooded inLots of carnage, our brethren were killedMother Earth bled as its children fellWith another wretched tale to tellSorrow overwhelmed the world’s joyLand flushed with…

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‘The Art and Power of Emphatic Listening’ -#1000Speak for Compassion’Listening has the quality of the wizard’s alchemy. It has the power to melt armor and to produce beauty in the midst of hatred’I’ve been labeled as a listener since childhood because I always took more pleasure in listening to what others had to say and keeping that in my memory to hold forever. Sometimes, I get…

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‘I Choose to Be Real’ -#1000Speak for Compassion’The best way to show someone that you care for them is to accept them for who they are.’I’m sure you must have heard or read words similar to the above a several times by now. I’m sure you must have nodded in approval every single time.But do you really agree? Have you adhered to the aforesaid…

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‘Compassion begins at Home’ -#1000Speak for Compassion“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” ― Tia WalkerLast week, the world celebrated the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day which I had wanted to write about, but couldn’t. So, here are my thoughts regarding the same:I live in India, a country where the sole purpose for a couple, after they become parents, is…

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‘How to stay connected during a disagreement?’ -#1000Speak for CompassionIt really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.-Martin Luther King JrTo start with, it’s important to understand what disagreement is. According to the dictionary, disagreement means lack of consensus or approval. In…

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‘Do you believe compassion is simply in our nature or must it be nurtured to thrive?’ -#1000Speak for CompassionThe eternal debate of Nature Vs Nurture has given birth to an even more intriguing debate of whether we are born with compassion or our environment decides our compassion level. To start with-What is compassion?The widely understood definition: ‘Compassion is the virtue of empathy for the suffering of others. It…

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