This holiday season, we’re all being asked to take on just a little bit more as we attempt to celebrate and connect during a pandemic. The good news is that we all have within us the natural ability to slow down and navigate the next few weeks with care and kindness.
The ability to meet this moment starts with remembering that loving space is available to us even in difficult times. Meditation teacher Vinny Ferraro says, “Compassion is simply a kind, friendly presence in the face of what’s difficult.” The power of compassion is that in allowing us to be with both the good and the difficult, we give ourselves the ability to approach life by turning toward it, not away from it. And when we turn toward life, we can be informed by each new moment and, in that way, meet challenges with skill and experience joy with abandon.
Vinny Ferraro says, “Compassion is simply a kind, friendly presence in the face of what’s difficult.”
That’s the gift of compassion. Opening up, and knowing that you have the strength and the space to embrace whatever comes your way. As you go about your days, preparing…