compassion

Compassion Games

A string of links led me to the Compassion Games, a friendly rivalry between cities to promote kindness within communities. (I am hoping Ithaca will participate one day, maybe even Ardmore!) The organizers of the event outlined four principles of compassion to inspire participants:

  • To cultivate a disposition of loving-kindness and respect in ourselves. 
  • To exhibit that in how we approach each human we interact with. 
  • To commit to the service of others — in our neighborhood, in our country, even across the world. 
  • To adopt an open-mindedness — and generative, generous spirit – that leads to creativity in solving the world’s challenges. 

I would never have stumbled upon the Compassion Games if I hadn’t been playing SuperBetter and saw mention of the Compassion Games on the app’s facebook page. And I started playing SuperBetter because I watched Jane McGonigal‘s Ted Talk, “The Game That Can Give You Ten Extra Years of Life.” (My secret identity is Violet Springs, by the way.)

Watch the talk – you’ll be inspired! After you watch the video, be sure to adopt the principles of compassion in your daily life. Undoubtedly, you yourself will gain the benefits!

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