We enjoyed spending time together on Saturday (from 1/30/16 rundeep meetup group)! Below is a summary of the reading from a book called, "Compassion," by Henri Nouwen from chapter 5.
Motivational Reading: "Living in the world as objects alienates us from it. Living in the world by hidenness and compassion unites us with it because it allows us to discover the world in the center of our being."
Focus topic: Our deepest struggles and pains help shape us. Our moments of solitude and meditation help us stay compassionate with others creating empathetic human inner connections.
Practice compassion and empathy this week with others, and when you're feeling overwhelmed, confused, or stressed, go within to that inner connected place and practice it with yourself.