Heart of Compassion ~ Tara Brach


Published on Mar 6, 2014

Part 2: Heart of Compassion (02/19/2014)
Most of us consciously value compassion, but move through much of life without access to the full capacity of our heart. This talk explores the self-compassion that is the very grounds of loving our world.

“When we honestly ask ourselves which persons in our lives mean the most to us, we often find it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions or cures, have chosen rather to share our pains and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. A friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face us with the reality of our powerlessness – that is a friend who cares.” ~ “Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life” — Henri Nouwen

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