Posts Tagged ‘self-compassion tools’

I am not my ___________________________ .

by Lea Seigen Shinraku (“I am not my anxiety.” image: Steve Rosenfield Photography) I recently read a Huffington Post article about photographer Steve Rosenfield’s What I Be Project. Since 2010, Rosenfield has invited subjects to write words on their face and/or body that relate to their deepest insecurities. He then photographs them, looking directly at […]

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What if Sisyphus Had Befriended that Boulder?

by Lea Seigen Shinraku Do you know the Greek myth of Sisyphus? Short version: Mortal angers the gods and is condemned to eternally push a boulder up hill every day, only to have the boulder roll down hill every night. Sound familiar? I see this myth as a reflection of how we sometimes relate to […]

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Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

by Lea Seigen Shinraku I recently came across “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!”, an award-winning children’s book by Mo Willems. In this story, a bus driver needs to take a break, so he asks the reader to keep an eye on things until he gets back. His last instruction is: “Don’t let the […]

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Building Community through Self-Compassion

by Lea Seigen Shinraku I wrote an article about self-compassion for the Summer 2010 issue of Turning Wheel, the journal of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. In it I shared some of my experiences with the power of self-compassion, as well as three practices to help cultivate self-compassion in our everyday lives.

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