Engaging Compassion Through Intent and Action shares resources and reveals clues to building and sustaining a personal, compassion-centric bridge. We begin by laying a strong foundation of awareness and sinking life pillars of being present, understanding our self, living with curious daring, and taking a long look at our life into that foundation. Our bridge’s cables are mindfulness practices that anchor us in the moment and help us to release life stressors. We lay our bridge’s deck through our intent and action.
Ready to engage compassion? Use the ideas and tools presented to gain an expanded awareness of your self. Develop a greater understanding of the underlying reasons why you react and respond to the world. Using the process of RI2 (reflection, introspection, and integration) shift from a place of fear-filled reaction to a place of compassionate response. The result? A compassion-centric life bridged through the alignment of your intent with your actions.
Vanessa Hurst, author of Engaging Compassion Through Intent And Action, is a member of the Coordinating Circle for Compassionate Louisville. She writes for Contemplative Journal and facilitates retreats, workshops, and seminars regionally. Vanessa holds a master’s degree in Natural Health. As a practicing contemplative for over 21 years, compassion shared with her self, others, and all of creation is the natural rhythm of her life. In her practice as an intuitive healer and spiritual mentor, Vanessa understands that living with compassion is the foundation of healing both individuals and the world.