TIME REQUIRED30 minutes a day for two weeks.HOW TO DO ITThis exercise draws on a guided meditation created by researcher Helen Weng and her colleagues at the Center for Healthy Minds (CHM) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Weng called this meditation a “compassion meditation,” though a similar kind of meditation is also referred to as a “loving-kindness meditation.”We recommend listening to audio of this guided meditation in the player below; you can also download it from the CHM’s Read More.
Would you describe yourself as a compassionate person?Even if you don’t necessarily see yourself that way, I bet you’re compassionate at least some of the time (e.g., when you’re well-rested and not in a hurry), or with certain people in your life (e.g., with your closest friends). Compassion can be thought of as a mental state or an orientation towards suffering (your own or others’) that includes four components: Bringing attention or awareness to recognizing that there is suffering Read More.
Sara Walker currently lives in Amity, Oregon. She served in the Chicago Illinois North mission, met her husband at BYU-Idaho, and has a been striving to improve her marriage and help her husband overcome his addiction to pornography.Enter Sara…Dear Bishop,Thank you for your service as a bishop in the Church. I believe you were called of God to your calling for such a time as this. We need people who are willing to be on the front lines in the battle for families and individuals against sexual Read More.
“Life in today’s world can be at times so complicated and the challenges so overwhelming as to be beyond our individual capacity to resolve them,” noted Elder Richard G. Scott.We have some problems that we just can’t see our way through. We are reminded too often that our capacity is not sufficient to solve the dilemmas at hand.Sometimes it is not only the problem that is hard; it is that my sense of inadequacy grows bigger before it. The problem is tough—and, to make matters worse, I can’t find Read More.
What’s your reaction if I tell you that you are the sweetest, finest, brightest, most talented and beautiful person I have ever known?You will probably have several reactions: It’s nice to be appreciated. It feels good. I’m not sure you know me very well. Or you don’t know the real me. I have lots of faults and limitations. I’ll be a little anxious when I’m around you for fear you will find evidence that your high appraisal of me was mistaken. Or I will choose easy tasks so I can appear to be Read More.