Only Compassion

If you’ve ever suffered any sort of trauma, whether that’s a serious accident, a sudden loss, betrayal or illness, you know how much pain that can bring. Experiences like these can be quite devastating, draining your life force. If the painful energy isn’t released, it lingers with regret, guilt, confusion, self-doubt, anger and many other imprints. So it’s important to do one very simple thing: acknowledge to yourself, “This hurts.” […] Read more »

A Kinder Relationship with Horses

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I have not been surrounded by horses in my life, so I don’t know them intimately, but using bits, spurs, and crops/whips, and “breaking a horse”, just never felt right to me. This documentary, The Path of the Horse, free to watch at www.ourhorses.org, responds to this same concern. It follows horse trainer Stormy May as she travels the world to interview today’s leading horsemanship teachers and visionaries in her […] Read more »

Self-compassion

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(definition) Self-compassion: you in your fullest potential – right now! When we feel compassion for others, we open our hearts to bring love to suffering in the desire to alleviate it for them. Compassion for others is:* noticing their suffering* feeling with them in their pain* responding with kindness no matter what the circumstances* acknowledging the imperfection of the human condition, and loving anyway  We are a compassionate species. Social neuroscience is confirming that […] Read more »