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The Power Of Compassion To Drive Your Bottom Line

The Power Of Compassion To Drive Your Bottom Line | Compassion | Scoop.it
Dignity Health CEO Lloyd Dean says there is a bottom-line pragmatism in emphasizing compassion, pointing to empirical studies linking emotional and physical well being.


Where there’s kindness and compassion,” he says, “the probability and quickness of healing rises exponentially.”


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the principle of compassion should guide 

businesses far beyond healthcare, and that

a focus on compassion need not come

at the expense of all other factors.

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The Power of Compassion

The Power of Compassion | Compassion | Scoop.it

excerpt from the Prologue to The Middle Way.


Compassion brings inner strength, and compassion also brings truth. With truth, you have nothing to hide, and you are not dependent on the opinions of others. That brings a self-confidence, with which you can deal with any problem without losing hope or determination.


Based on my experiences, I can say that when life becomes difficult and you are confronting a host of problems, if you maintain your determination and keep making an effort, then obstacles or problems become really very helpful, for they broaden and deepen your experience.


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Thus I think compassion is the

most precious thing. 

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Compassion Week - UC Santa Cruz

Compassion Week - UC Santa Cruz | Compassion | Scoop.it

This week the Visionaries are hosting Compassion Week! This will be a week of fun and meaningful events on campus to spread kindness and cultivate compassion within our community! Each day has a unique theme aimed at reaching the core components of compassion, join us at any of these events for a week of love and fun!

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Dalai Lama Dialogue "Business, Ethics, and Compassion" Stream on Vimeo

The Dalai Lama will be joined by the CEO of Dignity Health, Lloyd Dean, for Business, Ethics, and Compassion: A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama.


The event was cosponsored by two of the country’s premier institutes for the study of ethics and compassion—


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SCU’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and
Stanford University’s Center for Compassion
and Altruism Research and Education.
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Eli Levine's curator insight, February 26, 4:24 PM

And business stands in diametric opposiion to these points when it is put into practice.

 

Where are the morals in conservtism?

 

Where is the religion in what they have to say, in spite of the number of times they "pray" and "worship" their various deities.

It's just money the business people are after.  Not much higher than a bottom feeder in the ocean.

 

Silly brains.

 

Think about it.

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Dalai Lama & Stanford research: Compassion aids well-being

Dalai Lama & Stanford research: Compassion aids well-being | Compassion | Scoop.it
Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education co-sponsored the Dalai Lama's visit to Silicon Valley for a talk on business, ethics and compassion. It highlighted recent achievements at Stanford's center, which continues to make research progress in the "science of compassion" while calling attention to the importance of well-being in our society.


The message that the Dalai Lama brought

to Silicon Valley was simple but profound

– be kind and compassionate

to other human beings.


It's good for them, and good for you, he said.

Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education,


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Eli Levine's curator insight, February 25, 12:19 PM

Funny how that works.

 

Enjoy!

 

And, good luck to everyone.

 

May we all find happiness.

 

Think about it.

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Idiot Compassion and the Power of Sorrow

Idiot Compassion and the Power of Sorrow | Compassion | Scoop.it
When we clamp down on our inner experience or avoid emotions, the path to kindness is also obscured. Kindness toward others is actually synonymous with kindness toward self.


Compassion is an inner stance, not an external pose. We can only know the difference through an ongoing connection to our own heart. When we allow ourselves to feel, it is possible to detect what is most compassionate in any situation. When we are afraid to feel, it is not. So one could say that when we lean into our heart of hearts, we discover the fount of kindness. When we clamp down on our inner experience or avoid emotions, the path to kindness is also obscured. Kindness toward others is actually synonymous with kindness toward self.

Susan Piver

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8 Compassionate Skills | Compassionate Action Network

8 Compassionate Skills | Compassionate Action Network | Compassion | Scoop.it

The Compassionate School Network initiative is the first of its kind in the world and is a locally grown initiative and idea inspired by the Charter for Compassion.

 

compassionateschool.org contains sets of sample lessons and activities focused on highlighting the themes of compassion in existing subject areas, as well as videos, posters, sample discussion questions, teacher’s notes and resources.

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Compassionate education: something to aim for?

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Compassion's curative power

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Emma Seppala, PhD is the associate director of Stanford School of Medicine’s The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and a well-known researcher and speaker on the science of well-being, social connection and compassion. BeWell spoke with Dr. Seppala to glean her latest insights and learned that strong medicine does not always come in a prescription drug vial.

 

Empathy: the most evolved form of kindness

Most of us (except in extreme cases, such as psychopaths) are wired for empathy, defined as the shared experience of someone else’s pain or pleasure. Whenever we look at or interact with others, parts of our brain, “mirror neurons,” internally echo what others do and feel. Someone’s smile, for example, activates the smile muscles in our faces, while a frown activates our frown muscles. In this way, we “read” other people’s states of mind. Think about when you see a relative walk into the room with a troubled expression; before you’ve even exchanged words, you know if something is going terribly wrong or wonderfully right. Our brain is wired to read cues so subtle that although our brain may not consciously register them ("he doesn't seem angry”), our body will. Research by Stanford University’s James Gross shows that even when someone is hiding their anger and we don’t consciously know they are upset, our blood pressure will increase. Our wiring for empathy is so deep that, just by observing someone else in pain, the "pain matrix" in our brain is activated. If someone else hurts, we hurt ... 

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Understanding Compassion Starts with Understanding Others

Understanding Compassion Starts with Understanding Others | Compassion | Scoop.it
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Edwin Rutsch's curator insight, December 15, 2013 2:34 PM

Happy Holidays! In the spirit of love, warmth and companionship, I’ve made this infographic on the scientific benefits of Compassion!

 

We often think that we will gain happiness by achieving, receiving or attaining. We also think that in order to be happy, we have to receive love. Think again!

 

Research shows that our greatest fulfillment comes in large part from being connected to others and from helping them.

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Combatting Compassion Fatigue

Combatting Compassion Fatigue | Compassion | Scoop.it

Compassion is defined as a feeling of wanting to help someone who is sick, hungry, or in trouble, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary. Compassion is a fundamental characteristic needed by health care providers. Compassion is what makes patient care enjoyable; without compassion, patients would begin to feel neglected. There are many different types of health care providers, but the ones who have the most contact with the patients are the nurses. Nurses provide such selfless and devoted service, compassion, and dedication to their patients and to their job. Many nurses work long twelve hour shifts, but not all. This can be very tiring though, and it may not leave a lot of room for a personal life.

 

Sometimes nurses are so consumed with work, that they often neglect their personal needs. In doing that, it makes them susceptible to a disorder called compassion fatigue or burnout. 


Compassion fatigue is exactly what it sounds like; it is an indifference to charitable appeals on behalf of those who are suffering (Google dictionary). It is characterized by a gradual lessoning of compassion over time. Often times, compassion fatigue occurs due to the demands of the stressful situations health care providers are forced to encounter everyday. There are five major concepts of compassion fatigue.

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The Compassionate Mind is your 18th book. What prompted you to write it?

The Compassionate Mind is your 18th book. What prompted you to write it? | Compassion | Scoop.it
Paul Gilbert is an author and professor of clinical psychology

 

My first degree was in economics and I was very interested in the link between economic conditions and people's mental states. I also became interested in the Buddhists' concepts of consciousness and their spiritual views, particularly those of compassion. The recognition that both our evolved minds and our social context shape us, and that we have less control over our minds than we think, is to me a call to compassion.

 

Does this book represent a convergence of different theories?

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The Healing Power of Compassion

The Healing Power of Compassion | Compassion | Scoop.it
Cindy Ricardo, LMHC, CIRT - Suffering causes people to want to recoil from the pain. Not reacting or judging oneself opens the door to self-compassion.

 

Opening Heart and Mind Helps Connect and Heal

Running groups for survivors of domestic violence, I hear stories about physical, emotional, and verbal abuse. These stories are traumatic and heart-breaking. They all share a common theme of fear, loss of identity, and confusion. The shared experience of having to set aside their needs in an attempt to meet the needs of a controlling partner, whose wants and expectations are insatiable and unrealistic, left them with a sense of low self-worth, shame, and suffering. What helps them heal and become empowered is their ability to let go of judgment, share their stories in a supportive environment, and learn to develop a practice of self-care and compassion.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, November 8, 2013 9:31 PM

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

—Dalai Lama


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Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, November 10, 2013 11:52 PM

The science of compassion is growing.  We are wired to connect and to turn to other humans for comfort.

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Empathy and Compassion in Society 2014: Changing the Way the World Works

Empathy and Compassion in Society 2014: Changing the Way the World Works | Compassion | Scoop.it
Empathy and Compassion in Society 2014:
Changing the Way the World Works


A professional conference that brings together leading experts, shares the latest research, presents real-world examples from the workplace, and offers practical tools to cultivate and apply empathy and compassion successfully in your life, in all situations.


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Project Compassion Stanford

CompassionLab's Monica Worline, Ph.D., presented a summary of CompassionLabto His Holiness the Dalai Lama in a dialogue devoted to the topic of compassion and ethics in business, co-hosted by Santa Clara University and Stanford's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education on Feb. 24, 2014.


In his remarks, His Holiness commented that it is part of the human project to advance the idea of compassion beyond simply a felt concern.


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Here are three of the organizational factors

that can amplify compassion as

a collective accomplishment...

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Amplifier 1: Networks that spread the call for compassion broadly...

Amplifier 2: Leadership modeling and messages...

Amplifier 3: Routines that support regularized and coordinated action...



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Compassion fatigue - Jamie Elkon

Compassion fatigue - Jamie Elkon | Compassion | Scoop.it

I carry on
I do my duty
I nurse an invisible ache
I forget to eat
I drink too much
I sleep too little
I care for others but
I don’t care for myself

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Compassion Is the Working Side of Love

Compassion Is the Working Side of Love | Compassion | Scoop.it

Compassion is the working side of love. It is the reaching out and touching back of one soul to another. It is the acknowledgement and true understanding that we are all in this together.


Compassion is an ache-filled knowing that we all need the same things -- to be loved, to love, to be understood, to know that our footsteps upon this planet have made a difference.


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Compassion is listening and truly hearing
what another has to say. 

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Dalai Lama Touts Compassion At Sold Out Santa Clara Event - CBS San Francisco

Dalai Lama Touts Compassion At Sold Out Santa Clara Event - CBS San Francisco | Compassion | Scoop.it
The Dalai Lama bought his spiritual message of compassion Monday to about 4,000 people inside an arena at Santa Clara University as about 100 protesters made noise outside.


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“A compassionate mind creates

self confidence and strength,” he said.

“Anxiety brings anger…

Compassion brings inner peace.”

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2013 Compassion Games: Looking back & forward

2013 Compassion Games: Looking back & forward | Compassion | Scoop.it

So be prepared for more amazing results when the 2014 games return next September.


We’re already making plans! The 2013 Compassion Games were a worldwide “co-opetition” that ran Sept. 11-21. Players chose to do random acts of kindness, or signed up to be a Secret Agent of Compassion and receive a daily mission. Some contributed to a service project organized by a business, organization or neighborhood, or created their own games.


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The 2013 Compassion Games were a

worldwide “co-opetition” 

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When we move from competition and confrontational approaches to cooperation games!

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Evaluating the Benefits of Compassion

Evaluating the Benefits of Compassion | Compassion | Scoop.it

Compassion – in today’s hurried lives, is it worth personal time, energy, and money it takes to express compassion? The answer in terms of common humanity is yes. But many may not know the health-giving effects of compassion and its accompanying feeling of happiness.


In “The Best Kept Secret to Happiness: Compassion,” Emma M. Seppala, Ph.D. discusses how people are constantly searching for happiness, and that giving of ourselves generates happiness within. Seppala is the Associate Director for the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, where she focuses on health psychology, well-being, and resilience. She has found that acts of compassion make other people happy, which in turn allows those who received compassion to express compassion in their own lives.

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This Christmas, Try Compassion at the Dinner Table

This Christmas, Try Compassion at the Dinner Table | Compassion | Scoop.it
In the spirit of the season, Reverend James Forbes shows us how compassion at the dinner table can bring people from all walks of life together—and reminds us that our work isn't done until that happens.
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Top 10 Scientific Benefits of Compassion (Infographic) - Emma Seppälä, Ph.D.

Top 10 Scientific Benefits of Compassion (Infographic) - Emma Seppälä, Ph.D. | Compassion | Scoop.it
Happy Holidays! In the spirit of love, warmth and companionship, I’ve made this infographic on the scientific benefits of Compassion! We often think that we will gain happiness by achieving, receiving or attaining.
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John Michel's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:33 AM

We often think that we will gain happiness by achieving, receiving or attaining. We also think that in order to be happy, we have to receive love. Think again! Research shows that our greatest fulfillment comes in large part from being connected to others and from helping them.

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Watch "Compassion Fatigue" Video at oncologynurseadvisor

Watch "Compassion Fatigue" Video at oncologynurseadvisor | Compassion | Scoop.it
You will learn effective ways of recognizing symptoms of Compassion Fatigue, reducing your vulnerability to Compassion Fatigue, and how to treat Compassion Fatigue in yourself, those you supervise, or the organization you manage.
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Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas: Compassion in the Brain

Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., is the science director of the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center. In this talk for the 2012 Mindfulness and Compassion conference, Dr. Simon-Thomas explains the neurological mechanisms that support compassion--and why mindfulness meditation can help support the growth of compassion.

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Pope, in major document, calls for more compassion

Pope, in major document, calls for more compassion | Compassion | Scoop.it

Pope Francis presented the vision for his papacy today, calling on Catholics to battle what he called the “globalization of indifference” to create a more compassionate church that champions the poor as it works to achieve social justice in an increasingly secular and money-oriented society. 

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The Deeper Meaning Of Compassion

The Deeper Meaning Of Compassion | Compassion | Scoop.it

Compassion is a word that can feel a bit overused these days. Everyone seems to remind us to be compassionate with ourselves and others. But there is immense worth to the concept and the deeper meaning behind it.

 

I’ve been reading a classic in the great variety of Buddhist books, Chogyam Trungpa’s “Spiritual Materialism”. Trungpa was one of the first Tibetan lamas to bring the dharma to the West, and his insights are of a timeless validity.

 

“Compassion is not feeling sorry for someone”, he writes. “It is basic warmth.” This warmth is to be extended to oneself first with the help of meditation practice. “Meditation is a delightful and spontaneous thing to do. It is the continual act of making friends with yourself.”

 

By GERTI SCHOEN, MA, LP

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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, October 29, 2013 1:56 AM

“You do not need to secure your ground”, Trungpa said. We don’t have to hold on so tightly to what we think we need from life. We can stop making unreasonable demands and just be open whatever comes at us.