Our community and world becoming more and more compassionate.
To champion and nurture the growth of compassion.
We ask: ‘What does compassion want for Cheyenne?’
“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.”
Compassion. This is our shared purpose and principle. Compassion is common ground and a unifying force in our polarized world. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the center of our world and put another there, and to honor the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect. Compassion is the bridge between internal practice and external change.
Intention. We make a conscious choice to continually grow both our commitment and capacity for compassion. Our commitment to compassion moves us to practice compassion where we are able.
Inclusion. Anyone and everyone who commits to compassion is welcomed.
Social Innovation. Individuals and groups are free to embody compassion in their own ways.
Empowerment. Compassionate Cheyenne is about inspiring people to make a difference in their own life and the lives of others.
Transparency. Compassionate Cheyenne is solely designed to advance compassionate action. Compassionate Cheyenne has no political agenda beyond asking the community to participate and contribute in compassionate ways.
Abundance. What we have is enough if we share and if we allow it to flow.
Awareness/Understanding. We strive to keep compassion in our daily thoughts and practice, and to understand the meaning of compassion and its relation to charity, justice and good works. We become increasingly aware of our opportunities to practice of compassion.
Hospitality. We will welcome guests in the name of compassion. Local, national and international guests will be encouraged to come to exchange ideas and practices.
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