Compassion During Sadness and Disappointment

This month, 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion is focusing on compassion during sadness and disappointment. In many ways 2016 has been a tumultuous year, with a referendum in the UK and an election in the USA that deeply divided people. Racism and xenophobia have shown marked rises in both countries and the implications of both … Continue reading Compassion During Sadness and Disappointment

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#1000Speak June – A Home Remedy for the World

I've been thinking so much about the various news stories splayed across the headlines lately. It seems no matter where you are across the globe, there is a story about something negative. Gorillas, alligators, mass shootings, politics, health care, animal cruelty, unemployment, gun control... I could go on, but I won't. You know what the … Continue reading #1000Speak June – A Home Remedy for the World

Be Slow To Judge. Be Quick To Love.

More than once she rubbed her belly as though reassuring herself in some way. And as I watched her, I felt her pain. I watched her as she softly rubbed her pregnant belly, and followed her gaze to the mother who was holding her infant as close to her as possible given the IV and … Continue reading Be Slow To Judge. Be Quick To Love.

Happiness and Compassion – obvious bedfellows?

Hi everyone. It's link up time again. This month, as well as exploring compassion we are looking at happiness and its links to compassion. And you'd say there's an obvious link, of course, wouldn't you? When exploring compassion we are seeking to increase happiness aren't we? The above quote was a favourite of my father. … Continue reading Happiness and Compassion – obvious bedfellows?

Our Year of 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion

For this link-up we really needed to do a joint post from members of the 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion admin team. Not everyone could join us, but of those of us who could, here are our reflections  on the past year. Happy Anniversary everyone! Lisa Listwa It’s hard to believe that our first post link-up … Continue reading Our Year of 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion

Forgiveness: The Presence Of Its Absence

"It's impossible to count the number of words in a language, because it's so hard to decide what actually counts as a word. Is dog one word, or two (a noun meaning 'a kind of animal', and a verb meaning 'to follow persistently')? If we count it as two, then do we count inflections separately … Continue reading Forgiveness: The Presence Of Its Absence

#1000Speak Link-up: LOVE

This month at 1000 Voices Speak we are focusing on LOVE. Love has to be one of the most used--and most misused--words in the English language. Ask a hundred people what ice cream is, and you’ll get responses that sound similar – a yummy frozen creamy dessert. Ask a hundred people what love is, and … Continue reading #1000Speak Link-up: LOVE