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Don’t Shoot the Second Arrow

By | 2018-08-02T22:37:43+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Compassion Tools, Daily life, Difficult Thoughts|

What does it mean to shoot the second arrow? It comes from a Buddhist Parable. Source - True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart, by Tara Brach The Buddha once asked a student, “If a person is struck by an arrow, is it painful?” The student replied, “It is.” The Buddha [...]

Emotions at Work

By | 2017-09-29T11:05:56+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Compassion Tools, Daily life, Inner Compassion|

I was raised to think that emotions were something to be suppressed and controlled, and showing emotion was a sign of weakness, especially at work. Whether it was showing fear or regret or even showing too much happiness or feelings of accomplishment, it was an opening for someone to take advantage of you. But I’m [...]

The Epic Battle

By | 2016-11-06T04:10:30+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Categories: Compassion Tools, Daily life, Inner Compassion|Tags: , , , , |

I’m standing at the kitchen sink washing dishes and there is an epic battle going on. I’m fighting with my housemate about how he damaged my car, and he is yelling back at me. I’m very self-righteous and indignant. The problem is, my housemate moved out 2 months ago. THIS epic battle only exists in [...]

I ate a muffin out of a vending machine

By | 2016-11-06T04:10:30+00:00 December 29th, 2015|Categories: Daily life, Health, Inner Compassion|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you can’t tell by the title, this blog post is about making poor choices. When it comes to taking care of ourselves sometimes we can do a poor job of it. I want to talk about that. For many people eating a muffin out of a vending machine is not that big of a [...]