The Path of Compassion

Ken Wilber, The Essential Ken Wilber: An Introductory Reader (Boston: Shambhala, 1998), 176–84. 6. Wilber, Essential Ken Wilber, 178. 7. Richard Rohr, Silent Compassion: Finding God in Contemplation (Cincinnati: Franciscan Media, 2014), ...

Author: Ronald J. Greer

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781501858529

Category: Religion


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Written by a seasoned pastoral counselor, The Path of Compassion explores engaging our heartfelt empathy effectively into an attitude of love and acts of kindness. The books helps persons of faith to learn the dynamics of compassion as they grow into their deepest and most caring selves. It is based on the foundational truths of the scriptures to love God “with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind” – and to love “your neighbor as yourself.” In three sections, Greer explores the loving compassion of the heart, soul, and mind. The Path of Compassion delves into how we mature into ever-deepening levels of grace, making us more available with spiritual and emotional intimacy.

Patience Compassion Hope and the Christian Art of Dying Well

and of compassion . ... This is the internal paradox of compassion : it is a power but it cannot coerce . ... One must not forget the lessons learned from silent , compassionate listening de- scribed above ; the dying must be allowed to ...

Author: Christopher P. Vogt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742531864

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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By mining the rich tradition of virtue ethics, Christopher Vogt uses the virtues of patience, compassion, and hope as a framework for specifying the shape of a good death, and for naming the practices Christians should develop to live well and die well. Bringing together historical, biblical, and contemporary sources in Christian ethics, Vogt provides a long-overdue theological analysis of the ars moriendi or art of dying literature of four centuries ago. Through a careful analysis of Luke's passion narrative, Vogt uses Jesus as the primary model for being patient in the face of death and for dying well.

Into the Silent Land

When we realize this we will struggle less with our struggles and we will have solved by our own silence the riddles that guard the doorway into the silent land. ... If we deepen our inner silence, our compassion for others is deepened.

Author: Martin Laird

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195307603

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 167

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Laird shows that the Christian tradition of contemplation has its own refined teachings on using a prayer word to focus the mind, working with the breath to cultivate stillness, and the practice of inner vigilance or awareness.

Enhancing Compassion in End of Life Care Through Drama

The Silent Treatment Ewan Jeffrey, David Jeffrey ... A particular focus will be placed on the role of silence within both the plays and in the clinical context. ... Compassion cannot be generated simply by 'saying the right things'.

Author: Ewan Jeffrey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000605075

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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'Healthcare professionals spend much of their time listening to stories of sickness related by patients and their families. It thus seems appropriate that drama, which is primarily concerned with exploring narratives, change and crises and relies, like the clinical situation, on communication, is an ideal medium for healthcare professionals to gain new insights into care.' From the Introduction Good communication forms the heart of patient-centred care and is the cornerstone of a trusting relationship. Enhancing Compassion in End-of-Life Care Through Drama explores a broad range of plays from Greek tragedy to the present day and investigates how particular theatrical dynamics help to understand complexities in the setting of end-of-life care. It examines fresh ways to interpret the action and subtext represented on the stage and finds symmetries in a clinical context. It is ideal for use in a range of educational contexts, with practical ideas for workshops and summaries of key concepts in each chapter. This book will motivate all members of the multidisciplinary palliative care team including palliative care professionals, doctors, nurses, psychologists, spiritual advisers and social workers. Although based in the setting of palliative care, the learning points are relevant to all areas of clinical practice.

Loving Later Life

Their complaint sounds feeble, their scream — as in Edvard Munch's famous painting — becomes almost silent. Compassion for aging neighbors, I think, means sitting down with them as the friends of Job did and listening silently to their ...

Author: Frits de Lange

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802872166

Category: Religion

Page: 169

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Nobody enjoys growing old. We normally fear our own aging and generally do not love old people -- they remind us that death is inescapable, the body frail, and social status transitory. In Loving Later Life Frits de Lange shows how an ethics of love can acknowledge and overcome the fear of aging and change our attitude toward the elderly.De Lan

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing Second Edition

It is injurious because being silent about things that should matter leads to moral distress, moral residue, and, eventually, burnout. When a nurse is burned out, the apathy results in silence. Remaining silent about one's unhappiness ...

Author: Vidette Todaro-Franceschi, PhD, RN, FT

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826155214

Category: Medical

Page: 321

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“Dr. Todaro-Franceschi calls us to look with open eyes, open hearts, and open minds at the good, the bad, the ugly, and the ugliest in health care so that together we can cultivate a healthcare world in which compassion prevails and our shared humanity is embraced... It is up to all of us to hold and safeguard each other in this sacred work. Dr. Todaro-Franceschi helps us in this mission through this extraordinary book.” Mary Koloroutis, RN, MSN CEO Creative Health Care Management, Minneapolis, Minnesota Co-Creator of the Relationship-Based Care Model In this second edition of her seminal text, Dr. Todaro-Franceschi offers new insights on professional quality of life, incorporating current practice, research literature, and examples to show how contentment and happiness of the nursing workforce is related to quality of care. The book provides practical strategies for dealing with a myriad of issues, including compassion fatigue, burnout, moral distress, caring for the dying, PTSD, and workplace violence. This resource will help empower nurses so they can create a more compassionate work environment. Written by an acknowledged expert in end of life education, professional quality of life, and clinical leadership, the text addresses the complex nature of well-being in the nursing workforce. Supported by research but written from a holistic and personal perspective, the text includes case studies and exercises that will help the reader to identify negative patterns and explore ways to find purpose in one’s life. New to the Second Edition: Expanded emphasis on how workforce well-being contributes to care quality Updated resources and information on national nursing initiatives related to professional quality of life New chapter on workplace violence (incivility, bullying and mobbing) New chapter on education related to improving PQOL and work environment Provides a Nurse Leaders Resource Toolkit to guide staff education Key Features: Articulates an ethic of care developed from a transdisciplinary perspective Increases nurse awareness of issues that might be hindering their PQOL Provides strategies for enhancing staff contentment and productivity, thereby promoting a healthy work environment Includes real-life examples from critical care, end-of-life care, hospice, oncology, and more Assists nurses with grief healing

Competition and Compassion in Chinese Secondary Education

The second argument, made by Huan, holds that remaining silent may not be a good idea because it is “a bit cold.” This argument takes into consideration the victim's feeling, and emphasizes the need to take compassionate action, ...

Author: Xu Zhao

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137479419

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Competition and Compassion in Chinese Secondary Education examines the nature of academic competition in Chinese schools and documents its debilitating effects on Chinese adolescents' social, moral, and civic development.

Captains and the Kings

The women's quarters were silent and muffled in the total surrender to hopelessness. Some sat on their bunks, nursing or soothing little ... She turned her old head and looked in silent compassion at the boy. “The babe?” said Joseph.

Author: Taylor Caldwell

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504039017

Category: Fiction

Page: 750

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New York Times Bestseller: Sweeping from the 1850s through the early 1920s, this towering family saga examines the price of ambition and power. Joseph Francis Xavier Armagh is twelve years old when he gets his first glimpse of the promised land of America through a dirty porthole in steerage on an Irish immigrant ship. His long voyage, dogged by tragedy, ends not in the great city of New York but in the bigoted, small town of Winfield, Pennsylvania, where his younger brother, Sean, and his infant sister, Regina, are sent to an orphanage. Joseph toils at whatever work will pay a living wage and plans for the day he can take his siblings away from St. Agnes’s Orphanage and make a home for them all. Joseph’s journey will catapult him to the highest echelons of power and grant him entry into the most elite political circles. Even as misfortune continues to follow the Armagh family like an ancient curse, Joseph takes his revenge against the uncaring world that once took everything from him. He orchestrates his eldest son Rory’s political ascent from the offspring of an Irish immigrant to US senator. And Joseph will settle for nothing less than the pinnacle of glory: seeing his boy crowned the first Catholic president of the United States. Spanning seventy years, Captains and the Kings, which was adapted into an eight-part television miniseries, is Taylor Caldwell’s masterpiece about nineteenth- and early twentieth-century America, and the grit, ambition, fortitude, and sheer hubris it takes for an immigrant to survive and thrive in a dynamic new land.

Raging with Compassion

However, as important as Jesus' words are, his silence in the face of evil and suffering raises some vital issues. The Silence of Jesus and the Voicelessness of Pain Something that often goes unnoticed about Jesus' experience on the ...

Author: John Swinton

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334056409

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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In "Raging with Compassion", Michael Ramsey prize-winning author John Swinton argues for a practical theodicy, one embodied in the life and practices of the Christian community. This practicality does not seek to provide an explanation for the existence of evil, but rather presents ways in which evil and suffering can be resisted and transformed. This, he insists, will enable Christians to live faithfully with unanswered questions as they await God's redemption of the whole creation. Swinton explores essential practices of redemption - lament, forgiveness, thoughtfulness, hospitality, and friendship - drawing out their implications for the faithful resistance of evil. Enhanced by case studies from current events and by Swinton's own experience as a pastor and mental health nurse, "Raging with Compassion" seeks to inspire fresh Christian responses and modes of practice in our broken, fallen world.

A Faithful Traitor

Antony looked at him in silent compassion . Seven years in prison ! How awful was the mere idea of prison walls and prison rules in the midst of such a flood of joyous sunshine , of summer splendour ! He broke the silence after a moment ...

Author: Effie Adelaide Rowlands


ISBN: OSU:32435014708119

Category: Dime novels

Page: 298

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