Compassion practice

January 29, 2008

“Compassion practice is daring. It involves learning to relax and allowing ourselves to move gently toward what scares us. The trick to doing this is to stay with the emotional distress without tightening into aversion; to let fear soften us rather than harden into resistence.”

~ Pema Chodron



  1. very hard to do since our bodies often recoil at the thought of the unsavory!

  2. The natural response is to avoid pain so this takes a lot of “practice.” But when I am able to do it, I really think it helps.

  3. Pema Chodron is Da Bomb.

  4. Pool ~ Absolutely.

    Citizen ~ I’m glad to hear that you think so, too. How irritating to being trying to do something if it doesn’t actually work!

    Heart ~ Totally agree. I dig her.

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