compassion Tag

by Christoper Bueker via PickTheBrain “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion; if you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~Dalai Lama Ahimsa is the practice of being compassionate. Ahimsa is translated to mean without injury. I think of Ahimsa as the minimization or harm....

Set aside some time to read this very interesting and thought provoking article that will indubitably be of relevance and use to those of us interested in happiness...

Here at The Happiness Institute we recognise, that although happiness is desirable it won't be something we experience ALL the time.  It's completely normal and appropriate, at times, to experience the range of "negative" emotions including (among others) frustration and anxiety and sadness and anger.  Recognising this,...

by Dr. Happy (follow on Twitter - HERE) As a long term student of life and happiness, I can say without hopefully sounding immodest that I've read quite widely in the areas of psychology, philosophy, spirituality, health, wellbeing and more!  And although I might be a slow...

by Shauna Shapiro via Greater Good I attended my first meditation retreat in Thailand 17 years ago. When I arrived, I didn’t know very much about mindfulness and I certainly didn’t speak any Thai. At the monastery, I vaguely understood the teachings of the beautiful Thai monk...

by Emma Seppala for Psychology Today Marketing executives want us to believe that happiness lies in a product that will taste delicious, magically fill our bank accounts, or transform us into a supermodel that looks not a day past 20. Our social norms promise that happiness...

Is evolution really about survival of the fittest or survival of the kindest?  New research is leading us to think, more and more, that it's the latter as compassion and altruism are increasingly linked to happiness, health, wellbeing and longevity.  Yeseterday (HERE) I posted an article with...

Science suggests that compassion may well be the most important thing in your life! Those who practice compassion tend to be happier and healthier. It really is that simple. So if you want more happiness and wellbeing then keep reading...

by James R. Doty via The Huffington Post Why, in a country that consumes 25% of the world's resources (the U.S.), is there an epidemic of loneliness, depression, and anxiety? Why do so many in the West who have all of their basic needs met still...