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Jordan Peterson's take on the origins of the Buddha

During this class, Jordan Peterson describes how overprotective parenting led to the creation of Buddhism.Peterson compares the Buddhist origin myth with the story of Eden.Both tales deal with the onset of consciousness and mortality and therefore are universal in appeal. None Jordan Peterson begins at the outset of the origin myth. Siddhārtha Gautama's father was a local oligarch in the region of modern-day Nepal. It was prophesied that his child would either become a great political king or s...
Tags: Psychology, Elon Musk, Adventure, China, Compassion, Meditation, Nepal, Innovation, Morality, Buddhism, Jeff Bezos, Derek, Buddha, Buddhist, Peterson, Siddhartha Gautama


Animals feel pain. Why do people believe they don't?

As part of the EU Withdrawal Bill, British MPs refused to recognize animal sentience. Yet it is well-documented that animals feel a range of emotions, including pain. The delusional idea that only humans experience emotions has lead to a variety of catastrophic problems. None As a child I loved Rick Raccoon. He was the only stuffed animal I owned of the Shirt Tales crew. The show was necessary Saturday Morning television before I left the cartoon-watching age. Many years later, I returned home ...
Tags: Europe, Australia, Animals, America, Eu, Compassion, Vulnerability, Innovation, New Zealand, Emotions, Tories, Pain, Derek, Robyn, Jersey City, Human body


MDMA shown to increase empathy over other substances

In a new study, MDMA is shown to produce better cognitive and emotional empathy than users of cocaine, ketamine, and alcohol. This follows in the wake of criticism that MDMA use leads to social distress.Illegal in America since 1985, MDMA is showing positive efficacy rates in clinical trials for treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD. None Selective serontonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most prescribed class of drugs for people under the age of 65, as well as the third most prescribed o...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Drugs, Happiness, America, Compassion, Empathy, Depression, Anxiety, Innovation, Narcotics, Derek, Mdma, Nixon, University of Exeter, Michael Pollan


Practicing self-compassion boosts immunity and healing, top British researchers say

Practicing self-compassion is shown to reduce arousal and increase parasympathetic activation in a new study. Feeling comfortable in your skin leads to higher-order emotions, such as empathy and compassion. Buddha realized this millennia ago when prescribing compassion as the path to self-realization. None One major advancement of Buddhism was the implementation of a universal approach to self-realization. Until that point — and, for the most part, ever since — spiritual platforms have relied o...
Tags: Psychology, India, Compassion, Meditation, Mindfulness, Innovation, Oxford, Emotions, Buddhism, Derek, Pali, Buddha, Buddhist, Mara, Siddhartha Gautama, Universities of Exeter


Volunteer – It’s Good for You

The nightly news on TV, posts on Facebook, and articles in our local newspapers give us plenty to feel down about every day. More people are struggling financially and emotionally. The threat of violence has become a constant shadow. Addictions are up. Help for the addicted is down. The general social safety net seems to be getting more tattered by the day. It’s understandable to feel helpless in the face of it all. Compassion fatigue, disconnecting emotionally from so much suffering, can set...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, General, Activism, Isolation, Charity, Habits, Happiness, Compassion, Self-help, Depression, Volunteer, London School Of Economics, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Carnegie Mellon, Mental Health And Wellness


10 powerful quotes to inspire your meditation practice

Meditation can have a profound impact in reducing anxiety and stress.While there are many ways to meditate, the ability to sustain your attention on one thing for a period of time is the foundation of them all. The more you practice, the more results you get, though quality of time is more important than quantity None Nothing is created in a vacuum. The emergence of meditation as a cultural staple in America is in large part a response to the continual fragmentation of attention. How one meditat...
Tags: Memory, America, Compassion, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Innovation, Buddhism, Derek, Buddha, Stephen Batchelor, Sam Harris, Bessel van der Kolk, Daniel Goleman, Alan Watts, Richard J Davidson


The dos and don’ts of helping a drug-addicted person recover

Addiction is a learning disorder; it's not a sign that someone is a bad person.Tough love doesn't help drug-addicted people. Research shows that the best way to get people help is through compassion, empathy and support. Approach them as an equal human being deserving of respect.As a first step to recovery, Maia Szalavitz recommends the family or friends of people with addiction get them a complete psychiatric evaluation by somebody who is not affiliated with any treatment organization. Unfortun...
Tags: Death, Drugs, Relationships, Communication, Compassion, Innovation, Addiction, Narcotics, Maia Szalavitz, Szalavitz


How Practicing Compassion May Help You Feel Better

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop Think about the most disagreeable person you know or ever met. This might even be you on one or more occasions. If you ask people who are a little rough around the edges, those individuals who seem gruff, know-it-all, smug, superior and can’t be bothered, they’d likely say they don’t need anyone else. While compassion is an admirable and fairly basic trait, some of us either lack it (we’re short on empathy) or could use a l...
Tags: Psychology, Happiness, Compassion, Self-help, Self-esteem, Self-compassion, Inspiration & Hope, Association for Psychological Science, York University, University of York, Aesop Think


Why Do I Lack Empathy/Compassion?

I notice that I have a real issue genuinely feeling for others. A coworker tells me she has to go somewhere for her cancer and I fake compassion, but I don’t think I actually care. Another coworker has someone dying in the hospital, all day she complains about being tired, and all I wanna do is tell her that nobody cares about her problems and to shut up. I feel in the workplace that you shouldn’t discuss personal issues and complain so much about them because you’re there for work. When i see a...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Compassion, Empathy, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Personality, Loving Kindness


Why giving gifts brings you more happiness than receiving them

Giving gifts results in longer happiness from the act, says new research.We can sustain the pleasure of a new experience every time we give to others.Hedonic adaptation makes it hard to continuously enjoy spending money on ourselves. None Just in time for the holidays, comes new research that says you get more satisfaction from giving gifts than receiving.Usually, a phenomenon known as hedonic adaptation is responsible for us feeling less happiness every time we experience some event or activity...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Happiness, Christmas, Compassion, Innovation, Community, Emotions, Northwestern University, Brien, O Brien, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Psychological Science, Kellogg School of Management, Decision-making, Ed O Brien


Machida-kun - The Purest Hero We Deserve

Whenever I hear advice on how to get other people to notice you, there’s a very important tip that gets emphasized even though it’s not easy to do. That tip is to promote others. Another important... More after the jump!
Tags: Psychology, Religion, Compassion, Kindness, Mental Health, Manga, Shojo Manga, Machida, Hajime Machida, Machida-kun no Sekai, The World of Machida-kun, Yuki Ando


A Blessed 2018 Capricorn Solstice to YOU!!

We arrive at that pivotal point of the year when O degrees of Capricorn Sun launches the return of the light in the Northern Hemisphere, and the descent of the light in the Southern Hemisphere.  Wherever you are, may you experience some special blessings! This Solstice chart in the North … [read more]
Tags: Cancer, Compassion, Moon, Mars, Saturn, Pluto, Chaos, Neptune, Capricorn, Astrology, Pisces, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Uranus, Chiron, Saturn in Capricorn


Two million kids cared for by Compassion International

International (MNN) -- A 66-year-old child development ministry just passed a major milestone. Spokesman Tim Glenn says two million kids have now been registered with Compassion International . “It took us 56 years to get to the point of one million children in our program, and then only 11 years to hit two million," he explains. "God’s heart for children in poverty, His movement for children in poverty is accelerating and we’re getting to be part of it.” Listen to the full interview ...
Tags: Compassion, Santiago, Jesus, Glenn, Compassion International, Tim Glenn, Jimmy '' Mellado


What's worse than drug addiction? The cruelty of drug treatments.

Many drug treatment centers are run as for-profit institutions. Making a buck off of treating people's addictions often runs counter to actually helping addicts. Some Chinese drug centers are experimenting with removing an addict's nucleus accumbens, which saps them of their ability to feel pleasure. The solution to drug addiction may be creating better drugs to be addicted to, says author and journalist Maia Szalavitz. Unbroken Brain: A R...
Tags: Compassion, Innovation, Addiction, Health Care, Pharmaceuticals, Maia Szalavitz, Human body


An end to suffering: 10 quotes on Buddhist philosophy

Buddhism has been applied differently across the planet as it enters new cultures. The underlying philosophical foundation is applicable to diverse situations, whether religious or secular. But it is a practice, not a belief, and must be treated as a discipline for retraining consciousness. None As with most articles, I posted my recent piece on busyness being a modern sickness on social media. I've generally learned to not pay attention to comments, though on personal pages I occasionally check...
Tags: Japan, Zen, India, Religion, America, Compassion, Mindfulness, West, Innovation, Consciousness, Philosophy, Buddhism, Derek, Pico Iyer, Buddha, Zen Buddhism


Why practicing empathy matters, and how VR can help

Virtual reality fills us with awe and adrenaline — and the technology is only at a crude stage, explains VR filmmaker Danfung Dennis. It's capable of inspiring something much greater in us: empathy.With coming technological advancements in pixel display, haptics, and sound tracking, VR users will finally be able to know what it's like to really take another person's perspective. Empathy is inherent in humans (and other animal species), but just as it can be squashed, it must be practiced in orde...
Tags: Technology, Future, Compassion, Empathy, Innovation, Virtual Reality, Emotions, Dennis, Personal Growth, Danfung Dennis


The scientific reason you want to squeeze cute things

Researchers appear to have found a neural basis for "cute aggression."Cute aggression is what happens when you say something like, 'It's so cute I want to crush it!'But it's also a complex response that likely serves to regulate strong emotions and allow caretaking of the young to occur. None If you've ever seen someone approach a puppy or small child, lean in and say, "Oh, I just want to squeeze that" while using a tone that suggests that said 'squeeze' might not be as harmless an action as it...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Animals, Neuroscience, Compassion, Yale, Innovation, Ecology, UC Riverside, Katherine Stavropoulos, Stavropoulous


Forcing your kids to apologize can make them less 'likable'

A new study finds that making children apologize can make things worse. When kids say fake "sorry" their victims dislike them even more. Children respond most positively when regret is sincere. "You did what? You apologize right now!That may be the sound of a grownup making a mistake. According to new research published by the University of Michigan this year, forcing a child to apologize when they don't mean it usually does more harm than good."Coercing your child to apologize is going to ba...
Tags: Parenting, Children, Relationships, Friendship, Compassion, Empathy, Teaching, Innovation, Smith, University Of Michigan, Craig Smith, Anders Hill


How the Holiday Season Can Illuminate Our Compassion

As the anticipated holiday season approaches, a sense of cheer and excitement is nestled in the wintry air. Multi-colored lights shine throughout residential neighborhoods, illuminating the Christmas trees and menorahs inside various homes. White lights glisten on trees, shimmering like gold in the night. The streets are festive as families gather over Christmas and Hanukkah traditions and share stories and food and laughter and merriment. (I’m of the Jewish faith, but I’m lucky to celebrate bo...
Tags: Psychology, Compassion, Personal, Starbucks, Holiday Season, Self-compassion, Holiday Coping, Self Care, Acts Of Kindness, Charitable Acts


Russian reporters discover 101 'tortured' whales jammed in offshore pens

Russian news network discovers 101 black-market whales. Orcas and belugas are seen crammed into tiny pens. Marine parks continue to create a high-price demand for illegal captures. It's like a scene from a Hollywood thriller: Armed guards hired by some shady organization keeping watch dockside over ill-gotten goods. Except, in this case, the goods are alive. About 100 orca and beluga whales jammed into pens of offshore netting for sale to far-off zoos. It's far from clear that this is legal, an...
Tags: Hollywood, China, Compassion, Conservation, Oceans, Innovation, Seaworld, Noaa, Ecology, Greenpeace, Wildlife Service, World Wildlife Federation, Global Issues, Nakhodka, coast of Nakhodka, Srednyaya Bay Some


How getting in sync with your partner can lead to increased intimacy and sexual desire

Scientists say coordinating movements leads to increased intimacy and sexual desire in a couple.The improved rapport and empathy was also observed in people who didn't know each other.Non-verbal clues are very important in the development stages of a relationship. None If you are walking side by side with someone, chances are your footsteps will eventually become synchronized. The same goes for intimate relationships, says a new research paper. Synchronizing with your significant other can direc...
Tags: Psychology, Marriage, Sex, Relationships, Communication, Compassion, Innovation, Body Language, Birnbaum, Desirability


Intimacy and sexual desire in couples can be heightened by this practice

Scientists say coordinating movements leads to increased intimacy and sexual desire in a couple.The improved rapport and empathy was also observed in people who didn't know each other.Non-verbal clues are very important in the development stages of a relationship. None If you are walking side by side with someone, chances are your footsteps will eventually become synchronized. The same goes for intimate relationships, says a new research paper. Synchronizing with your significant other can direc...
Tags: Psychology, Marriage, Sex, Relationships, Communication, Compassion, Innovation, Body Language, Birnbaum, Desirability


How to Welcome and Receive the Strange

I sat alone on the last leg of the journey, gazing out a scratched plane window at clouded pieces of California. Someone pinned a pair of shiny plastic wings onto my shirt so that the flight attendants would know I was alone in the sky for the stretch between LAX and Santa Maria. Throughout the flight, I swung my legs and fiddled with the wings pinned onto my shirt, making sure they were still there, reassuring myself that having them meant I would make it to where I needed to go. My stomach tur...
Tags: Japan, California, Inspiration, Compassion, Other, Korea, Community, Dallas, Tokyo, Jesus, Strange, Hospitality, Stranger, Welcome, Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria


This is how we end hyper-partisan politics

Alice Dreger shares brilliant advice for divisive times: Break bread, literally, with your so-called enemy. "[S]ee if [you] can have a conversation, and preferably to do it over food or drink, because there is something very primal in us about sharing food and drink that allows us, I think, to open our hearts and our minds."If you're passionate about social change, Dreger recommends avoiding destructive tools or methods that would cause a kind of "arms race" in activism—it leads somewhere that n...
Tags: Food, Politics, Activism, Communication, Compassion, Hack, Peace, United States, Innovation, Social Change, Personal Growth, Galileo, Dreger, Alice Dreger, Intellectual Dark Web


How diets ruin dating

A recent Reddit post discusses the challenges of dating while on a ketogenic diet. Entire websites and tutorial videos for "dating while vegan" feature a range of advice.Perhaps having too much choice with food decisions has paralyzed our ability to dialogue with one another. None My wife really loves me. When we met over four years ago, I was vegan. For context, she is the unpickiest eater I've ever met. Her mother is from rural Thailand; and her father's job in the military meant they travele...
Tags: Sex, Relationships, Communication, Compassion, Personality, Thailand, Innovation, Reddit, Cooperation, Personal Growth, Derek, Mapo, George Conway, Dead Sea Scroll


The beautiful terror of going slower. (I highly recommend it.)

I’ve been practicing living “slower” for a lot of this year. Slower to get pretty much everywhere—to decisions, to commitments, to “arriving” at where I’ve been trying to get, asap, for such a long time. You know the place… the race. My nervous system has been jacked for years , so less than “go-more-now-now” has been slightly confusing to my system. And actual stillness … well that’s been just… disorienting. What I thought was north turned out to be south, what I thought mattered so mu...
Tags: Inspiration, Compassion, David Lynch, Presence, Self Love, Danielle LaPorte, Delete, For expanding your consciousness, Self-care, Slow Down, For pure encouragement, Slower


Changing a Life and Changing the World

When my friend Kristen announced she was starting a maternity home in Kenya, I was so impressed and proud and inspired but a little confused. If I’m honest, I didn’t really understand what she was doing or why she was doing it. I’d read her stories as she traveled with Compassion International, and I’d watched her — virtually, from a distance — grapple with all that she saw and learned after she returned home. When she said she had to do something about it and she’d decided what that something w...
Tags: Africa, Love, Inspiration, Compassion, Kenya, Jesus, Christ, Kristen, Mercy House, 1000 Mercies, 1000mercies, Changing the World


How to raise a non-materialistic kid

Keeping a gratitude journal caused children to donate 60 percent more to charitable causes. Other methods suggested by researchers include daily gratitude reflection, gratitude posters, and keeping a "gratitude jar."Materialism has been shown to increase anxiety and depression and promote selfish attitudes and behavior. None The new Netflix drama The Kindergarten Teacher offers viewers a complex and uncomfortable narrative. Lisa Spinelli is worried that her teenage children are caught in the cl...
Tags: Parenting, Children, Compassion, Hack, Chicago, Netflix, Innovation, Marines, Emotions, Roy, Debate, Derek, University Of Illinois, Villanova University, Bayonne, University of California Davis


The evolution of homosexuality: A new theory

Standard evolutionary biology beliefs don't tell the full story of human sexuality. Same-sex attraction may have evolved due to contribute to female alliances. A situation where male-male sexual attraction occurs naturally leads to female freedom, posits Prum.
Tags: Video, Gender, Sex, Lgbt, Love, Happiness, Society, Compassion, Gay, Transgender, Innovation, Community


How Managers Can Find Compassion For The Difficult People In Their Lives

Even difficult people need compassion Image Credit: Steve Bridger As a manager, you are called upon to to use your manager skills to interact with a lot of different people. Some of those people may be on your team and some won’t. Some of those people will be easy to get along with and some will, how shall I say this, be difficult to get along with. When it comes to these difficult people you can both avoid them and make it harder to get your job done or you can find ways to be compassiona...
Tags: Preparation, Careers, Management, Compassion, Disappointment, Anxiety, Thinking, Moved, Thoughts, Suffering, Difficult People, Curious, High Blood Pressure, Jim Anderson, Motivated, Recognize