Training the wisdom body: adverse experience allow us to connect with others

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

Not only are our adverse experiences beneficial for our own path, but they are the best way for us to connect with others. Suffering is a universal experience. This is why the Buddha chose suffering as the first topic of his teachings. So when we connect with our own suffering, we can also recall that many beings all over the world are having similar experiences. This helps us develop understanding, love, and compassion for others. — Rose Taylor Goldfield, From Training the Wisdom Body: Buddhist Yogic Exercise

I’ve not read the book this quote comes from but it sounds good. As the readers of this blog know, I’m very much into movement and general body awareness and healing through such methods. This is a description of the book:

trainingSitting still in meditation may be the common image that comes to mind when one thinks of Buddhist practice—but just as important is…

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