Nurturing Your Inner Garden - Roxana Roshon, Naturotherapist, Ph.D.

Compassion

Posted June 6, 2019
On May 9th, I had the pleasure of attending an evening symposium on “The Science of Compassion”, with guest lecturer Kim Barthel, a registered Occupational Therapist. Thanks to Kidsability and Canadian Mental Health for bringing this wise lady and engaging speaker to southern Ontario.

She discussed her experience meeting and speaking with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. I appreciated the fact that the word “Compassion” in the Tibetan language is a verb requiring action. In her definition, “Compassion is the desire to alleviate suffering and to remove the causes of that suffering.”

She included a short cartoon illustrating how listening and connecting with empathy are incredibly important skills to acknowledge another person’s pain. If you have more time, “Tashi and the Monk” is a documentary demonstrating how compassion can change the lives of children who felt unwanted.

My favourite part of Kim’s talk was when she mentioned how energy medicine works, including studies where participants were in different rooms and the effects of love and compassion where detectable. My heart swells knowing that other people trained in mainstream practices are bringing science, quantum physics, energy healing, conscious evolution, love, and compassion to the general public.

With compassion,

Roxana

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