Radical compassion means nothing and nobody is excluded from the circle of kindness. The best evidence shows its good for us individually and as a society, but it can be difficult for us to trust given US mainstream cultural conditioning. Cultivating radical compassion takes courage and persistence, but when collectively practiced, it can become a powerful force for personal and societal transformation.
Even when we are in touch with our intentions and they are good, our compassionate actions can be unskillful. Mindfulness, discernment, balance and equanimity in the face of suffering are also important factors in increasing the likelihood that our helping will be truly helpful.
Mindful self-forgiveness opens us to the truth of our situation, making it possible to learn from our mistakes and prevent them from reoccurring.
Meet Tatiana Padrón Perich, a community teacher for Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness (MAM) and Certified Systemic Ontological Coach. Tatiana is a person with many skills and talents. In her country of birth, Venezuela, she was a successful theater, television and cinema actor, assistant professor, Public Relations professional, and political activist. Tatiana is a graduate of … Continue reading Meet the Teacher: Tatiana Padrón Perich
The practice of mindfulness can help us harness the power of persistence to develop more constructive ways of being in the world. We're better able to let go of unhelpful habits and respond to setbacks with resilience.