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Holidays and Self Compassion

Spending the holidays here in Thailand where my father lives with his wife of 23 years, Sandra. Savoring time spent here as these times in life are all too rare when everyone is in good health and spirits.

Trying my hardest to keep my heart open. Read a talk given by the Dalai Lama about 15 years ago and he suggested meditating on compassion. It’s really a wonderful thing to do because, at least for me, what seems to happen is that your thoughts go out to whomever you are having difficulty with and healing begins to take place because they are being seen in the light of compassion. Almost instantly it seems, compassion for oneself seems to rise to the surface for investigation. It seems that is really needed as it comes up every time. I think we’d all be surprised at how much we really need self-compassion and how badly it can be lacking.

I think that’s all I’ll write for now. I’ll be heading to India in about 5 days, and I think that is going to be a really great adventure, although it has yet to be seen. My father has been telling me various stories about his adventures in Asia, and the point he seems to always be trying to make is to stay open minded while there, try your hardest to not have preconceived notions about what is suppose to happen, or going to happen. Just let it happen – follow the bouncing ball.

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