Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Loving-Kindness for all, even The Donald

The fourth Sunday evening in January, I drew upon the third chapter of Sharif Abdullah's book Creating a World that Works for All on the practice of inclusivity.  I invited those who came to the service to think of someone that pushed their buttons, someone they were glad was not a part of their circle.  One person in the room chose Donald Trump.  In the follow-up exercise, everyone was asked to imagine they were that irritating person; what did that person want? what were that person's fears and longings? what was important to them?

Lo and behold, in scanning my email today, an article from The Lion's Roar jumped out at me, bringing that practice of loving-kindness, dissolving separation, to my attention once again.  It's challenging, deep and potentially incredibly freeing to do this spiritual practice.  Curious to learn more?  Click here to go to the article itself.

If you give it a try, I would love to know your experience -- and it doesn't have to be with Donald Trump, it could be with a neighbor, the person who cut you off in traffic, whoever is a button-pusher in your life.  Leave a comment or email me at

By the way, if you would like to join a meditation group, the Center for Spiritual Living has several. There is a Saturday morning group at 10 as well as a Monday evening circle at 7.  You'll find more details at under the groups tab.

With love and appreciation, Tara

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