Practicing Compassion in our Everyday Lives

A great post from someone who’s blog I really admire. Compassion is at the heart of mindfulness so thought I’d share it with you.

The Minimalists Next Door

A few Saturdays ago we went to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to see the completed Buddhist sand mandala before it is deconstructed in May. It also happened to be a free day for museum admission and something called Slow Art Day, where you were supposed to take your time to enjoy the displays. We were bumped and jostled about as we stood listening to the story of the mandala a woman asking a million disruptive questions, ranging from where the monks stayed while they were in Nashville to what kind of permit was needed to throw colored sand into the Cumberland River.

The theme of the mandala is “compassion”. Compassion is the response to the suffering of others that motivates a desire to help them.

As we stood suffering through the endless questions, the people not wanting to wait their turn for a better view, and the guy…

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