“Love and compassion are necessities. They are not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”_ Dalai Lama
When it comes to being compassionate it hurts me to think that our race has yet to master this act. The act of being compassionate is part of us as a species and it’s too part of what makes us human;
beings that have such deep empathy that we can feel others pain or joy, being able to truly connect with others as a race by sharing the same feelings and ideals. However, flowing from love and compassion is still not embodied or practiced in our daily lives or society.
So the question here is: why are we not practising such fundamental acts and enriching it throughout our lives ? Why isn’t society capable of seeing its huge importance to our future and evolution as human beings, that love and compassion are part of who we are and the change we wish to see in the world will only come when we start actively practising it as a way of being.
Luckily, at this stage and time around the world, we have many humans aware of this necessity and have started providing effective solutions to enable people to develop more compassionate ways of being.
Concrn , a company based in San Francisco California, has as its main goal to incorporate Compassionate Response with its core values of community, involvement, support and empathy. Which means Concrn supports community members who can join forces and take action, helping its community in a more conscious and compassionate way, through their free app , as well as providing support and training for those who wish to develop a more compassionate way of interacting with the community itself. Concrn has created a social service network bridging individuals with emotional, traumatic, and wellness crises with trained civilian responders. Ready access to preventive community-based response reduces strain on 911 and law enforcement resources and helps mitigate crises. At the same time, they support law enforcers with training and sponsor officers valuing their mental health and providing courses, so they can develop a more compassionate way of functioning.
Concrn has come together to sponsor creative artist and writer, Lakiba Pittman, who will be hosting an 8 week course on Compassion Cultivation Training, starting this Monday the 13th of August 2015 , from 6pm to 8pm (PDT). Finishing on the 31st of August.
In addition to being a Poet, Writer, Artist, Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist, and Performer, Ms. Pittman is dedicated to connecting communities through compassion, culture and creativity with a focus on building authentic selves, authentic relationships and authentic communities; Adept at working with diverse cultures and helping others to do so; mentoring and inspiring children, youth and young adults – coaching for success and in building self esteem and overcoming life’s hurdles and challenges. Inspired by 10+ years as a meditator, she is dedicated to helping others be more spiritually, mentally and physically in tune, aware and connected
The course – Compassion Cultivating Training – combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research to help you lead a more compassionate life. Through instruction, daily meditation, mindfulness, and in-class interaction, you can strengthen the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness.Learn how to train your mind to intentionally choose compassionate thoughts and actions and develop skills that help you relate to others—and yourself.
In this course, individuals will learn how to:
- Increase kindness and compassion for themselves and others
- Develop profound levels of serenity, resilience, and creativity
- Calm the mind and direct thoughts more positively
- Sharpen their ability to focus and pay attention
- Access a variety of self-care skills and techniques
The resulting benefits are:
- Enhanced ability to feel compassion for oneself and others
- Increased calmness and ability to handle stressful situations
- Better engagement and communication in relationships
- Self-evaluation and mindfulness when feeling overwhelmed
- Increased job satisfaction and decreased job overwhelm
- A more pleasurable, nurturing life at home or with family
If you like to know more about the classes please visit:
For more about Concrn visit : www.concrn.com
Thank you for reading,
Love and Light ,