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Compassion and non-attachment (2)

Compassion implies ‘being with’ someone else in their experience of pain or misfortune, of standing alongside them in suffering. It seems to me it is a quality of being rather than of doing. I question whether charitable giving can really … Continue reading

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Passion and non-attachment

Passion and non-attachment are often seen as mutually exclusive. I think this is a false assumption; indeed, without passion, we come back to ‘detachment’ rather than non-attachment. Passion is often viewed as fire. But could it be that this is … Continue reading

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The place of passion (2)

Passion, meaning, engagement, flow, now . . . These were some of the themes I highlighted in my last post. I wonder if all or any of these are part of the essential stuff of joy? Passion – I think … Continue reading

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The place of passion

Should we ‘follow our passion’? Should we ‘bring passion’ to everything we do?  Where does this idea of passion fit into our experience of and creation of joy? I find myself caught between these two positions, not sure which is … Continue reading

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The song of ‘now’

If joy is fundamentally a way of being, then I think that it must also be rooted in the experience of ‘now-ness’.  Only when you are attentive and in the present moment can you connect fully to what is around … Continue reading

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