Compassion can show itself in a soft and quiet way, but it can also be quite fiery too. However it shows itself, at it's core is the deep resonance and understanding of suffering – and the wish to alleviate it.
This talk reflects on ways of practicing skillfully with mind states and emotions. These sometimes challenging areas of experience are a gateway to deepening clarity and opening the heart, when met in the present moment with understanding, acceptance and kindness.
It is clear that spiritual practice is aimed towards the development of wholesome states. Yet our mind-streams have currents of greed, hatred and delusion - how can we use these very states to our own benefit?