Tag: Compassion

2 Important Trauma Awareness Conversations from June

In the Trauma awareness conversation  in June, the most challenging social media conversations were:

  1. The discovery of Indigenous children – students of Canada’s residential Catholic schools, mostly catholic schools
  • What kind of trauma has the indigenous community in Canada endured due to the loss of so many of their children?
  • How did the indigenous communities mourn their lost children, community and culture?
  • Has there been reparation activities and conversations directed at healing the indigenous communities?

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The Danger of Equating Marriage with happiness

From the book, The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama, I took one sentence with me:

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

The fantastic Gates announced their plan to divorce on Twitter, and we all had an opinion. I was surprised to see a great number of people relating the money and the marriage to happiness. I always thought if money doesn’t bring happiness, marriage would not bring happiness. That there is no one thing that brings happiness.

“I think that if one is seeking to build a truly satisfying relationship, the best way of bringing this about is to get to know the deeper nature of the person and relate to her or him on that level, instead of merely on the basis of superficial characteristics.”

– Dalai Lama

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