Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Fostering Compassion

Recently I was invited to participate in an experiment that involved focusing on one thing and applying it all aspects of life. That one thing was compassion. Soon after two books entered my life through two different friends ("The Art of Happiness" by the Dalai Lama and "The Lost Art of Compassion" by Lorne Ladner - both excellent books by the way). As it turns out, compassion is crucial to our happiness as human beings and I have become much more fulfilled as a result of my new focus.

I have now decided on a more effective way to allow others to share in my journey as I strive for unconditional compassion and would like to invite you to join me on the path and share your thoughts as we go.


Epiphany said...

Other good books:
The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
(the whole "peaceful warrior" series, or anything by him, really),
and the Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
(or again, anything by him - he made his life's study about religions and mythology and how they all use different language to describe a lot of the same indescribable things/experiences.) It's fascinating.

-Epiphany (from SMHS) ;-)

Trey said...

Thanks for the feedback. I received positive feedback regarding the books you recommended from someone else as well, so I will add them to my reading list (which keeps getting longer). I am reading five books at one time now to get more ground covered. But that means it takes a bit longer to finish one :)