COMPASSION… I would love to share my experience that I had this week-end with you.
Last night inner peace talks: The Nobel Peace Prize winner arrived in Seattle... Cultivating Compassion
“The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes.”
Despite the recent hardship in Tibet, THE DALAI LAMA, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, is in Seattle this week for "Seeds of Compassion.” The message…Compassion
As part of the Concert for Compassion, Matthews joins the Dalai Lama and broadcast journalists and NBC veteran Ann Curry for a dialogue at 4:30 p.m. about "building bridges -- how the emotions experienced through music unify and ultimately serve to create global compassion.
“Now it’s time to start female rule,” the Dalai Lama said with a big smile.
Matthews then praised his mother for teaching him values that kept him out of gangs as a teen. “I always thought my mother should be queen of the world,” he said.
Responded his Holiness; “My compassion comes from my mother’s affection.”
This touched my heart deeply. I thought to myself: This is what matters!
His message… Compassion is an understanding of the emotional state of another. Not to be confused with empathy, compassion is often combined with a desire to alleviate or reduce the suffering of another or to show special kindness to those who suffer. However, compassion may lead an individual to feel empathy with another person.
“I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives.
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama