Sample exercises from The Rhythm of Compassion

As far back as I can remember I’ve been searching for my tribe–those people who feel equally passionate about the care of their souls as they do about the care of the world. I’ve been blessed to find many of them, including my husband. Along the way I’ve dedicated much of my life’s work to teaching people about the rich and complex intersection between the inner life and the life of service. I’ve come to think of this relationship between soul and society much like following the in-breath and the out-breath, as in meditation practice. There’s a natural time for the in-breath of caring for self and family, and a natural time for the out-breath of caring for the needs of the world. The challenge is to become skillful in following our rhythm–knowing when it’s time to go inward and when to go out into the community.

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