Compassion and Life’s Other Side

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In a recent post we talked about a neighbor who died by euthanasia.

Berna and I ran into her widower the other day. He was, understandably, sad and sorely missing his wife. They’d been together 63 years. And their son had died many years ago when he was just 7 years old.

Berna, a deeply compassionate woman, spoke with him for a few minutes. He did not speak English. So he and Berna spoke in Dutch. I didn’t understand their conversation, but she told me about it later.Read more

Compassion and Connection

Nothing you can ever do or say – or even think – can be done in a vacuum, if you will. Everything – and every thing – you do, say, or think affects the entire planet, quite literally – and even goes beyond the boundaries of your planet.

Each of you is connected to all that is. That is not simply a hypothetical concept or theory. It’s a fact – even when you are feeling lost, alone, isolated you are still intimately connected to all that is.Read more

The Amazing Power of Compassion

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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~ The Dalai Lama


Recently I’d been feeling a bit “out of sorts.” I couldn’t concentrate on my work, household chores, etc. This is not typical for me.

But I understood, at least partly, why it was happening. We recently had a sudden death in the family. Several close friends and family were enduring difficult, life-changing challenges. Then, just days ago, I found out a good friend had been killed in a tragic accident.Read more

The Spirit of Compassion

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Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. ~ Albert Schweitzer


Syrian Refugee Children

I thought a good way to start the new year would be to focus on something so much of today’s world seems to be lacking—compassion.

It’s easy to feel compassion for those we love. (I picked that image above because the little boy looks so much like my grandson.)

It’s easy to feel compassion for those we agree with, those who are, basically, the same as us.Read more

Who Is the Love of Your Life? by John Cali and Spirit

If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others…. If you have no compassion for yourself, then you are not capable of developing compassion for others. ~ The Dalai Lama

Let_Love_RuleCopyright © 2008 by April Sikorski

When I was about seven my mom and dad hired a piano teacher for me. Piano lessons were not on my seven-year-old mind’s to-do list. But after a while I actually started enjoying the lessons. In fact, I got pretty good at playing–or so I thought.Read more

Just Exactly How Powerful Are You? by John Cali

Filippo Bottino, Italian Weightlifter

Most of us vastly underestimate ourselves. We’ve been literally brainwashed by our society, churches, governments, schools, etc. into believing we are powerless against the external forces of “what is.”

My spirit guides have often reminded us of how powerful we are—and of what a bunch of BS that brainwashing is. Here are some of their thoughts.


Every one of your thoughts, words, and actions have powerful effects that radiate all around you, and ripple through the entire universe.Read more

The Power of Compassion by John Cali

Be Compassionate

Many folks my spirit guides and I talk with want desperately to help their loved ones in pain, whether its physical, mental, or spiritual pain. And they often feel helpless, not knowing the right thing to do.

Here are some thoughts from Spirit:

You can choose to live from the outside in, allowing the whims of the world to beat and buffet you about. Or you can choose to live from the inside out, allowing your natural state of love and joy to create the world you experience.Read more

Through the Eyes of Compassion by John Cali

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I’ve had some recent challenges in a couple of my personal relationships. As Spirit often says, relationships are marvelous opportunities for growth.

At an earlier time I would have reacted very differently than I did with these recent “opportunities for growth.” I would have lashed out angrily in reaction to the others’ behavior. This time I didn’t.

I’m not sure exactly how I managed this. But I do know I was able to see the other people as I knew my higher self saw them.… Read more