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Marc Ian Barasch: Survival Of The Kindest Posted by Bela Shah, Jun 13 2013 “Our problem is less a shortage of resources than a shortchanging of our imagination, compassion is just the ability to see the connections between everyone and everything everywhere and to act on it. Compassion grows out of a willingness to share the human condition, not just the pursuit of happiness.” (Marc Ian Barasch) Are human beings meant to be a compassionate species? Marc Ian Barasch, author of “Field Notes for a Compassionate Life”, asks, “What if the great driving force of our evolution were actually "survival of the kindest?" In a world faced with so many jarring paradoxes and increasing inequities, what role does compassion have to play? When you examine the actual word, the Latin root of compassion, “compati”, means &ld

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Sara Schairer: How To Compassion It Posted by Audrey Lin, Jun 28 2013 nd then a car accident. These three boys were killed all within three weeks. They were all kind of in the same circle of friends. So the community was devastated. They brought Compassion It in as a way to unite and to grieve. And to combat the bullying that was going on—often the suicide of teenagers is because of bullying. So they brought Compassion It in, and we actually sold our first 500 pairs ["We always sell them in pairs—so your first act of compassion is to give one away"] of bracelets in 42 minutes. The line was down the block. J: Who are the people who are asking for them? S: We don’t have a target demographic for this product, because compassion speaks to everyone. My six-year-old daughter gets it. And her friends understand

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Snapshots Of Kindness From Bhutan Posted by Tim Huang, Oct 08 2014 Last month, I arrived in Bhutan, a Himalayan Kingdom perhaps most known for Gross National Happiness, for the third time in 3 years to work full time for a new secondary school. In my time back, I’ve been touched by the generosity of friends, colleagues, (host) family, and strangers, and I have also had the opportunity to be a part of a few kindness ripples! Here are a few short stories of compassion-in-action here in Bhutan: 1. ​When I was on a nature walk with 3 kids in my extended host family, Sonam, the cute little girl in this photo with me, was picking a small bouquet of pink wild flowers for me. When I showed her and the other girls a smile card, they decided to gift the beautiful flowers to a neighbor who runs a local shop that benefits their entire village.

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The Journey Begins In Mind! Posted by Anuj Kumar, Feb 25 2016 As Kara and I gear up...planning...putting pieces together to make sure (as a dear friend Somik has touched upon recently) the visit to India coming up naturally molds into a living, learning pilgrimage...a few intentions have come up -  Beauty is everywhere - try to hold that in perspective whether traveling to a holy site or in a bustling metro train ride. Do less, be more - the balance of doing what naturally flows within the cycle of a day out of the necessity to serve, connect and relate in small ways.  Surrender - this may be one of the most common ones that people traveling to India think about doing but has been one of the hardest ones for people like us. We are so used to the life in silicon valley that reflects

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