Thursday, April 28, 2011
Twelve Steps To A Compassionate Life
Re-known author and philosopher Karen Armstrong in her new book "Twelve Steps To A Compassionate Life" states that
"The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religions, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves."
How then do/can we live a compassionate life?
Find out more at www.charterforcompassion.org
Photo by Miguelangelo Colmenares : Karen Armstrong with Melony at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine after a spirited conversation led and hosted by The Very Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski!
Melony McGant, poet, storyteller, humanist and world lover of children lives on HOPE; works to breathe in love, and exhales fear (false expectations appearing real). She says "Perhaps our current challenges are wake-up calls for our collective awakening to truth." And she believes that the truth is, there is no need for our constant bickering, our disdain for eachother, for wars and killing, for world hunger, massive disease, for discrimination, subjugation, or oppression. She maintains that LOVE, even on a rainy day, is the answer to our dreams, our individual quests, and our future collective identity. "If we can learn to value our children, our elders, ourselves, and our Mother Earth=Heart, then surely we have the power to impact society and to create a world filled with JOY."