The Compassion Curve

Published on Nov 06, 2015

We drop from innocence to dark experience in life, but we may rise higher than we started through the compassion curve.

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

INNOCENCE

WE BEGIN IN
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THE FUTURE

IS INFINITE

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TODAY

IS FOREVER . . .
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LEARN AND DO!

THERE'S SO MUCH TO

ALL IS WONDER

WITHIN OUR NARROW VISION
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WE FALL . . .

BUT THEN
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IT MAY BE SWIFT . . .

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IT MAY BE SLOW . . .

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WE DROP

FROM INNOCENCE TO EXPERIENCE . . .
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LOSS OF INNOCENCE

  • Lose a job
  • Divorce
  • Illness
  • Death of a loved one
  • Financial problems

INNOCENCE

BECOMES BITTER EXPERIENCE
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THE DIFFERENCE

WHAT HAPPENS DOWN HERE MAKES ALL

RISE OR REMAIN?

WILL YOU
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"THIS MOMENT

IS THE PERFECT TEACHER . . ." - PEMA CHODRON

"We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them."
-- Epictetus

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LOOK DIRECTLY

AT YOUR FEAR

BE STILL

REFLECT. REMEMBER. REFUSE TO WITHDRAW

RECOGNIZE

THE IMPERMANENCE IN LIFE
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PUNISHMENT

YOU HAVE NOT BEEN SINGLED OUT FOR

NO ONE

IS WITHOUT SORROW
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WHAT DID YOU LEARN?

"Fate becomes opportunity."
- Henri Nouwen

Innocence = feeling
Experience = knowing
Innocent experience?

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THE COMPASSION CURVE

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EMPATHY

'COMPASSIO'

TO BEAR, TO SUFFER WITH

LOVE

BEARS ALL THINGS . . . - ST. PAUL

REFERENCES

  • Pema Chodron (1997). When Things Fall Apart.
  • Trisha Famisaran, selected slides.
  • Sharon Lebell (1995). The Art of Living: Epictetus.
  • Henri Nouwen (1975). Reaching Out.

LEARN UP!

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