Personal Compassion

Compassion is the ultimate and most meaningful embodiment of emotional maturity. It is through compassion that a person achieves the highest peak and deepest reach in his or her search for self-fulfillment.
                                                             - Arthur Jersild  (1903-94)

Articles in this section discuss compassion from a personal point of view. For instance, Elvis popularized the idea of empathy with his song "Walk a Mile in My Shoes."  Awareness and empathy are the first steps of compassion.

# Article Title Author
1 Fierce Compassion Cheri Maples
2 The Mindful Street Cop Cheri Maples
3 Practicing Compassion Pema Chodron
4 Ingredients of Personal Compassion Ron Anderson

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Compassion News

The ground-breaking Charter for Compassion celebrated its anniversary November 2010 with a 2-hour TED-prize presentation at the UN.
           Karen Armstrong, chief architect of the Charter for Compassion, on Sept. 11, 2010 posted a great article on Compassion and anti-Muslim sentiments on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11.
           Over 60,000 people, plus organizations around the world such as the Presbyterian Church, have endorsed the Charter for Compassion.