Compassionate Integrity Training Final CIT training manual 11-30 - Page 106

Compa ssionate Integrit y Tr a ining A S e cu l a r Ethic s A ppr oac h to C ulti vat ing Pe rs on al, S o ci al and E n vir on me n tal F lo u r i shing in compassion training protocols like Cognitively-Based Compassion Training, has the capacity to give us great inner strength and help us recognize the power we have to make a difference in the world and in other people’s lives. This level of compassion is like that of a loving parent for their child: they do not merely wish happiness for their child, they actively engage to do whatever they can to protect their child and make his or her life better. If we can cultivate this compassion for even one additional person beyond our in-group, it brings great benefit to our lives, improving our sense of self-worth, our confidence and our meaning in life. His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, “The first beneficiary of By contrast, non-rescuers and bystanders reported that they didn’t believe their actions (small or large) could or would compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warm- heartedness, arises in us and shifts our focus away from our own narrow self-interest, it is as if we open an inner door. make any difference against the forces that were too great, Compassion reduces our fear, boosts our confidence and so they didn’t bother to act at all. Thus, a sense of internal brings us inner strength. By reducing distrust, it opens us to self-confidence in their ability to make some difference others and brings us a sense of connection with them and a allowed the rescuers to see a choice to act where others sense of purpose and meaning in life. Compassion also gives perceived only compliance – and believed they could us respite from our own difficulties.” 83 As the Zen teacher succeed where others only saw failure. 82 Roshi Joan Halifax says, compassion is about having a soft Of cou H\\[^[YH^[\H]]و\]B۝[HۙX˂܈[]\XK]H[\HYH]]\B\H\HܙX]X[و[Y][][\[HKB\[\[K\YܙKۈH[ܙHX[\X][܈\][\[ۘ]HX[\\[\[[[\ݙH[][ۜ\H[\HXوX\[[YX][\[\X][\YK[[]\[[]][[\]X[]Y\ZB\\[ۈ[HY[\X]H\][ܘYX[BZ[\\[ۘ]H\[[[\X[ Y[YXœYY\\Hܙ\][H[[ۜ][]YH[KB][ۈو\\[ۈۙH[][YXZ\ۈ[[][BXY\\H][ۋHYYH]Y[[[[ۋ\][܈ܚ܈[Z[H[][ۜ\ˈ Xۚ^H]\X]\HH[[[YYX][HHB؛[K]\YX[]][ۈ^\܈]\Y[[ۙY ]\[\ܝ[Xۚ^H]\\[ۂH\H\\۝X]HH][ۈۙH^K\[[[[ۋH[]][ۈ[[[[[ۋ]\]]Y\][ \\[ۈ[\Y\[H\[[\[Y[[ۘ\܈Z\YY[Z\X]HH\X[\\HوX[ۈ[]X]HHY\[›و[\\\[ۈ[ۙK\YܙK\ۛH\قH][ۋ[[[X\]Z\\œY\[]XX[HZ[\ۜX[]H܈\ˈ\›][و\\[ۋ[Y8'X]x'H܈8'[YY8'H\\[ۂ\\Y[ \H[[\[[X[Bݙ\Y[]Z[[\Y\RRKHH܈\H[ۈ HYHH[HH\HXYH[HHHHH\YHKH܈HBH L