I feel like a broken record on this topic of compassion and balancing it with healthy boundaries, but a recent documentary I watched by Deeyah Khan reminded me of the importance of it. The way she is able to press extremists to answer hard questions, whether they are white nationalists or extremists from her own community, is unbelievable (in a good way). Continue reading “To Show More Compassion”
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As Navaratri ends, and Diwali arrives just around the corner, I find myself further considering what all I need to work on. Some of the things I value are not always the things I perfectly embody, or consistently emulate; my goal is to eventually change that. Continue reading “Post-Navaratri Reflection: Empathy, Limits, and Prayer for Others (Part III – Nurturing Compassion)”
Navaratri is at its end, and I am grateful I have been able to read through the Chandi and keep up with my nine day vegetarian fast I chose to undergo. I feel over all this Navaratri had been one of my best ones to date, even if the tail end of it had led to some difficulties. Difficulties of which I have reflected on considerably. Continue reading “Pre to Post-Navaratri 2018 Reflection: Empathy, Limits, and Prayer for Others (Part II – Cultivating Empathy)”