“Compassion is not religious business, it is human business; it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability; it is essential for human survival”—Dalai Lama
Compassion is the capacity to empathize with someone else’s suffering while at the same time experiencing a strong desire to help alleviate that suffering. The Dalai Lama asserts that compassion is the key to true happiness. The question is, in our busy and sometimes chaotic lives, how do we cultivate a practice of compassion, both for others and for ourselves? In this episode, David and his guest Jared Rosen take a deep look at potential answers to this and other related questions, with specific focus on the following topics:
What is Compassion?
Learn about the differences among sympathy, empathy and compassion, and develop deeper understanding of the real power of compassion.
Should we always try to stop suffering?
Some of our best lessons come to us from challenging circumstances when we experience some degree of suffering. Learn to decide whether or not you should intercede in someone else’s suffering.
Benefits of Compassion
You’d be amazed at the number of ways that compassion can benefit others—as well as yourself!
Jared Rosen is an artist, author, publisher and media producer. His books include Drowning in The Light (2016 Waterfront Press), The Flip (2006 Hampton Roads) and Inner Security and Infinite Wealth (2003 Select Books).
Jared has developed several corporate self-development programs including Whole-Self-Management and Organizational Soul Intelligence. Additionally, he was the co-founder of the Children’s Emotional Literacy Campaign, (endorsed by Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and Norman Lear.)
Jared is Founder and Chief Creative Officer of DreamSculpt Books & Media. He has published over 50 media enhanced e-books and books in print. He is a frequent guest on radio shows and podcasts and has presented his work ranging from TED X Malibu to the McKinsey and Co. Leadership Institute in Sydney Australia.
For more information, visit https://DreamSculpt.com