Tonglen is a method that allows for the development of compassion. Compassion is necessary both for the relief of our own suffering and so that we might serve others towards the end of their suffering too. Compassion, by (Buddhist) definition, is the capacity and more importantly, the willingness to experience both our own suffering and the suffering of others. In other words you might say, you can't heal what you don't feel. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
We learn to cut off our feelings, getting them back is a long hard road
The BODY is very much involved. We lose contact with our bodies when we are cut off from our feelings. Time to heal. Time to get embodied. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
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