The Lost Art of Compassion: Discovering the Practice of by Lorne Ladner

By Lorne Ladner

Now in paperback, this sensible consultant to cultivating compassion provides Buddhist and mental perception correct the place we'd like it most—navigating the problems of our day-by-day lives.

Compassion is usually visible as , altruistic perfect cultivated by means of saints, or as an unrealistic reaction of the naively kind-hearted. Seeing compassion during this approach, we lose out on experiencing the transformative power of 1 of our so much missed internal resources.

Dr Lorne Ladner rescues compassion from this marginalised view, exhibiting how its useful software in our existence could be a strong strength achieve happiness. Combining the knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism and Western psychology, Ladner provides transparent, powerful practices for cultivating compassion in day-by-day residing.

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Insecure and desperate for Mark’s acceptance, she almost never asked him to do anything for her or to empathize with her. Over time, she gradually became tired and resentful. Afraid of making overt demands, she’d push Mark away, get moody and irritable with him, and question his love for her. When he sensed that something was wrong and asked her about it, she still didn’t open up about her real needs and feelings. Their relationship was in jeopardy when I finally convinced her to share her real feelings with him.

Second, as I became busier and more stressed, I began feeling more distant from others, focusing on what I felt I needed to get done. So I wasn’t feeling the closeness and affection that are so essential to compassion. And when my schedule got me overly tired, my sense of confidence and energy waned. As these difficulties compounded, I found myself focusing on the wish that I, rather than others, might be free from the suffering of my own stressed-out body and mind. Although I believed that I was quite busy doing things for others, I wasn’t really feeling much love or compassion.

If it helps us to move away from a poisonous snake or get out of the water when we see a shark’s fin, then it’s a positive response. Psychologically speaking, anxiety is a state of dwelling in fear without using it for any positive purpose. When we’re anxious, fear is pointlessly controlling and tormenting us. For example, Mike, a patient of mine, had been working as an electrical engineer for almost fifteen years. Each morning anxious thoughts such as “I’m not good enough; I’m sure to mess up today; I’m a loser” raced through his mind, and his stomach tied up in knots as he drove to work.

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