From Heartbreak to Compassion

“Cleansing the toxic sludge you have accumulated in your internal ecosystem is self-care and compassion. Allow your heartbreak —nothing softens the human like heartbreak. That heart you hardened is brittle; allow the soft vulnerable animal to feel and move the body. Then fortified with human compassion, you can put love from that same heart into […]

“Cleansing the toxic sludge you have accumulated in your internal ecosystem is self-care and compassion. Allow your heartbreak —nothing softens the human like heartbreak. That heart you hardened is brittle; allow the soft vulnerable animal to feel and move the body. Then fortified with human compassion, you can put love from that same heart into action —share information, come together, join something, create a community task force. Invite people to your living room for a conversation. Ask them to feel with you, get them to move, inspire them to action. Leave behind your part of the problem. Become the solution instead. […] To mobilize compassion, we need to mobilize the deep love we already feel but have mistaken for grief —love for self, for others and the planet. Together.”

By Barbara Kaufmann, as shared at our monthly Living Compassion Group. Read the full, gorgeous piece here.