The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our sense of well-being. Tenzin Gyatso-the 3rd Dalai Lama
From birth, we are part of a community called family. The bond is our connection to security and survival. There are situations where our biological family does not serve that well. We become the sufferers due to horrific acts such as child abuse and abandonment. The lack of love and compassion leaves us lost. It heightens stress because we feel loneliness and isolation. Our ability to be compassionate to others fails as we have no guideline. Sometimes, the compassion comes from somewhere else such as drugs, alcohol or other destructive behaviors.
We need to develop a compassionate love for ourselves in order to give it to others. Self-healing provides an avenue for us to share heartfelt compassion. Being kind to yourself allows you to feel and sense the love and compassion you may have missed but are drawing into your body, mind and spirit today.
Give yourself permission to let it in.
Transcendence (Orchestral)- Lindsey Stirling
This video ‘Transcendence’ is of violinist, Linda Sterling. She is being accompanied by the ‘Landfill Philharmonic Orchestra’ a.k.a. the Recycled Orchestra.
The orchestra is made up of one teacher plus kids and teens from the slums of Paraguay. They wanted to create music and share it with others but had no resources for instruments. They made their instruments from trash from the landfill.
Their message to everyone is that everyone has a voice and every individual – no matter who you are – has the power to inspire change for good.
Website – http://landfillphilharmonicmovie.com/
The answer is simple: we have the capacity to consciously recognize and feel our “common humanity” without denying our differences. Life has evolved a human mind/brain that provides us with the ability to put ourselves in the shoes of others, even those outside of our community. We can identify with our common human similarities rather than emphasize our differences.
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