May 14, 2015

The Introvert-Extrovert Myth, & How to Deal with being an Empath.

you are the sky pema chodron
Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis presents:

Whatever our nature, the trick is to examine our own experience deeply and sincerely with an eye toward being of benefit:

Pema Chodron: How to do Tonglen, a meditation practice for difficult times.
What it Means To be An Empath.
A Survival Guide For Highly Sensitive People, Introverts & Empaths.


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Padma Kadag May 15, 2015 7:18am

"Being of benefit", like "mindfulness", is quick to become just another "thing" I'm afraid…not really afraid. If we are talking about being of benefit in the "buddhist sense" then we have a long way to go because we need to make profound changes in our habits through practice first before we can "be of benefit". Even then, 'being of benefit", is rarely what any master claims to be. Empath is just as elusive, because in "buddhist tradition", one must analyze one's motivation as whether or not it is pure or impure, genuine or disingenuous. To discuss buddhist tradition and practice in a public forum, without one taking refuge or really engaging the meat of practice gives the public more ideas and "things" to use as catch words and catch concepts only if we are talking within the confines of "buddhist this or that". Mindfulness is a perfect example…"being of benefit" is close behind.

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