Idiot compassion is the highly conceptualized idea that you want to do good. But that doesn’t mean to say that you have to be gentle all the time. Your gentleness should have heart, strength. In order that your compassion doesn’t become idiot compassion, you have to use your intelligence. Otherwise, there could be self-indulgence ofContinue reading

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. -Buddha Such a beautiful reminder. Yet, we spend soContinue reading

Most human beings are a few good years behind the curve of their own transformation. -David Whyte Transformation can feel a bit like Dorothy arriving in OZ—we’ve been living a black and white existence and in the blink of an eye, everything is in Technicolor. And we scratch our heads and wonder how long we’veContinue reading

And so long as you haven’t experienced this; to die and so to grow, you are only a troubled guest on the dark earth. -Goethe There are transformational moments in our lives when we experience a kind of emotional or spiritual dying—a shedding of old ways, notions, and concepts of ourselves. This process, which hasContinue reading