February 2015: Compassion



Welcome to the February 2015 edition of Parvati Magazine

Emotions move through our body as a means for us to understand more viscerally our mental reactions to thoughts. When we feel afraid, our heart races. When we feel angry, our temperature rises. We feel in response to our thoughts. Our minds are a collection of expectations and memories. As such, our emotions tend to reflect our past experiences and future hopes.

As we evolve, we learn to move beyond the chatter of emotional reactions and allow the room for compassion to arise. When the mind is clear, wisdom may effortlessly arise. Similarly, when our emotions are quiet, we may experience the well of compassion. Compassion is not an emotion, but a state of being. Unlike emotions, it is eternal. It is vast and unbound, unaffected by the temporal. It is a state that arises through the release of our identification with our emotions. It is an egoless state that we can aspire to embody each moment of this precious life.

May this month's articles inspire you to gift this world by living with deep compassion.

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Positive Possibilities

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Positive Possibilities: Compassion, Pity and Empathy, by Parvati Devi

As we evolve spiritually, we cannot help but feel moved by the suffering we see in the world. An impulse to help alleviate pain is a natural reflection of our

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Community

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Community: Charter for Compassion

In 2008, a TED talk by a former nun turned bestselling author and interfaith commentator led to the development of the Charter for Compassion. Karen Armstrong came to prominence for

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Wellness

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YEM: Lengthening Your Spine, by Parvati Devi

As we explored in my last YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine article, “Follow The Wave In Your Spine”, there is a natural wave-like impulse that flows through our spine. It

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Arts and Culture

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Music: Taylor Swift’s “1989”

Anyone interested in the craft of pop music would do well to study the new album 1989 by Taylor Swift. Packed with melodic, lyrical and instrumental hooks that you cannot

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