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The Mindful Attitude of Compassion

Thursday 14th January

Learn about the Mindful Attitude of Compassion to help support your formal (meditation) and informal (day to day) practice of mindfulness. Bring this attitude into practice and navigate life with a greater degree of clarity, calm and connection.

Use the attitude to guide your formal meditation practice, or as an informal reminder throughout your day to come back to the present moment. Find ways to incorporate these mindful attitudes in discussion with your family, or those close to you and practice them in communication with others both at work and at home.

The Mindful Attitude of Compassion

Practicing love, patience and kindness for yourself and others; unconditional friendliness.

With the uncertainty we’re all currently facing, compassion for ourselves and others is needed now more than ever before. Attending with kindness and compassion to any challenges you may be experiencing, with a mindful awareness and acknowledgement of what is here for you, allows you to come to a greater sense of peace and wellbeing within. In practicing the mindful attitude of compassion there is an invitation to honour your emotions, and rather than ignore personal struggle, instead tend to yourself with self care. To help cultivate compassion, you might like to ask yourself questions such as;

“How can I look after myself in this moment and what can I do to support myself?”

And speaking to yourself kindly; “Life is really tough right now, and I’m hurting and that is okay, I’m doing my best.”

Caring for your own inner needs, gives you the ability to process the feelings that are arising from within, it grows the ability to self nurture, and it also prepares you to bring that kindness and compassion to others.


Three Elements of Self-Compassion

Self compassion is scientifically linked to being happier, more satisfied, grateful and optimistic; while simultaneously reducing anxiety, depression, stress and over perfectionism.

Sacha Stewart shares a beautifully written article from her website on 3 elements of self-compassion and how to cultivate this practice in your daily life.When you need your staff to focus on the tasks that you give to them, you are asking them to say yes to that, and no to everything else. But that “everything else” can be a huge list of things, such as personal thoughts and worries, health issues, depression, etc.

Read Sacha’s article on Self-Compassion here.


Compassionate Listening

Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh says listening can help end the suffering of an individual, put an end to war and change the world for the better.

In this short video he speaks with Oprah on compassion, listening, kindness and care
and explains how to practice compassionate listening.

Watch the full interview on Compassionate Listening here.


Kind World

The Kind World Podcast

Kind World is a show about how a single act of kindness can change someone’s life. In each episode, hosts and reporters Yasmin Amer and Andrea Asuaje search the world for good news stories that will restore your faith in humanity. You can’t go wrong with any of these brief and poignant episodes.

Pop one on when you need a little reminder of all that is good in the world.

Listen to the Kind World podcast here.


Melon Music

There’s nothing quite like a good song to lift us up and remind us of how connected we are to eachother. The lovely Mish Pavone shares a playlist with us full of songs to inspire compassion. 

“Not necessarily the playlist to pop on for your yoga flow class, but a bit of fun and some songs that connected me to compassion. Xx Mish”

Listen to these uplifting tunes here.


Maya Angelou on Being Human

I am human.

Finally, we share this video of the powerful and deeply moving Maya Angelou on humanness and connection.

No matter who we are, where we are, or what our experience has been, our humanness ties us together. It is the common ground upon which we can always connect.

Listen to her beautiful words here.


Move and meditate with us in-studio and online to continue cultivating the mindful attitude of compassion. Book a class here.