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"Theosis - Transformation" is an educational resource focused on the dialogue between the Bible (Old and New Testament), Spirituality, and Psychology. Its goal is to gather high quality resources from the Internet in a single repository within its pages and to make them available to its readers.

Nº2 - JULY 2019

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THEOSIS

T R A N S F O R M A T I O N

Where Your Journey Becomes Deeper

COMPASSION:

A PASSION WITH A HEART

Online Monthly Magazne onBible, Psychology, and Spirituality

Compassion:

One of the Pillars

of Biblical Faith

Compassion

Can Be

Trained

Educating Children

to Nurture

Compassion

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About Theosis

Transformation

TheosisTransformation is an educational

resource focused on the dialogue

between the Bible (Old and New

Testament), Spirituality, and Psychology.

Its goal is to gather high quality

resources from the Internet in a single

repository within its pages and to

make them available to its readers. In

so doing, Theosis seeks to encourage

an integral form of Christ-Centered

spirituality within the Catholic faith

tradition; promote a holistic approach

toward human beings and creation;

and, foster growth in faith in Jesus the

Christ. Such spirituality, far from being

disconnected from our daily lives,

and through the prompts of the Holy

Spirit that we have received from the

Father and that dwells in us (Romans

8:9) can actually sustain our process

of transformation into the image and

likeness of the Son, Jesus the Christ,

whose life, death and resurrection are

meant to give us fullness of life and reveal

the essence of our journey toward

well-being: “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).

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A kind gesture can reach

a wound that only COMPASSION

can heal

— Steve Maraboli —

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The purpose

of human life is to serve,

to show compassion and

the will to help others.

ALBERT SCHWEITZER

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION

About TheosisTransformation.

CHOICE OF THE MONTH

Our Four Featured Articles.

BIBLE

Compassion: One of the Pillars of Biblical Faith

PSYCHOLOGY & SPIRITUALITY

Mother Teresa, the Bowl of Rice and the Hindu Woman

PSYCHOLOGY & SPIRITUALITY

Compassion Defined

PSYCHOLOGY & SPIRITUALITY

Compassionate Mind and Healthy Body

PSYCHOLOGY & SPIRITUALITY

Created for Compassion

PSYCHOLOGY & SPIRITUALITY

The Natural Flow of compassion

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PSYCHOLOGY & SPIRITUALITY

Six Habits of Highly Compassionate People

PSYCHOLOGY & SPIRITUALITY

Definition of Self-Compassion

PSYCHOLOGY & SPIRITUALITY

Quiz: We Are the World. Do You Feel an Affinity for All Humankind?

PSYCHOLOGY AND SPIRITUALITY

Compassion can be trained

PSYCHOLOGY & SPIRITUALITY

Our Children, Compassion, and the Process of Growth

RESOURCES

Resource List of the Month

EVENTS

Upcoming Events

CONTACT US

We’d love to hear from you

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Featured Articles

ISSUE N o 2 — JULY 2019

Issue number 1 of TheosisTransformation focuses on the topic of Forgiveness.

Compassion: One of the Pillars

of Biblical Faith

Biblical Spirituality

A concise journey through the richness of

Scripture to explore why compassion is one

of the pillars of biblical faith, and one of the

main traits characterizing God, Jesus and a

committed Christian life.

Compassionate Mind and

Healthy Body

Psychology & Spirituality

Compassion is one of the factors that contributes

to our well-being and that of others. Indeed,

compassion is a way of responding to

someone else’s pain and suffering. Such a response

translates into action, our natural “potential”

ability to do good.

Six Habits of Highly

Compassionate People

Psychology & Spirituality

Developing an attitude of compassion towards

oneself, others and creation is not

an action done once and for all. It is rather

a life-long process. To use a metaphor taken

from the world of sport, it is more like a

marathon than a sprint race.

Our Children, Compassion and

the Process of Growth

Psychology & Spirituality

You do not have to succumb to your past hurts

and anger. You can learn to practice forgiveness.

Renowned author and director of the

Stanford University Forgiveness Project, Dr.

Fred Luskin, presents the nine main steps

structuring the healing process of forgiveness.

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Section # 1

Bible

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Compassion:

One of the Pillars of Biblical Faith

The theme of compassion takes us to the heart of biblical faith.

Compassion comes from a compound Latin word that means “to

suffer with”. The Greek root literally means “entrails” or “bowels”.

Both the verb “to be filled with compassion”, or “to have compassion”,

and the noun “compassion” are often associated with the term “mercy”

or with the verb “to have mercy”. Mercy, Rahamim in Biblical Hebrew,

comes from the same root as the word “womb”. It evokes the maternal womb,

where life begins and flourishes. Both compassion and mercy make use

therefore of very corporeal

language to illustrate the

potential depth of our

involvement when, and in,

suffering with those who are

suffering.

AUTHORS:

Fr. Flavio Gillio, m.s.

Dr. Sally Riconscente

Christine Rubinstein

Compassion, along with mercy,

has always been at the center

of the experience of God of

which the Bible is a witness. From

a theological point of view, the

Bible attributes compassion above

all to God himself: Adonai sees the

suffering of the people and intervenes

on their behalf (Exodus 2.23-25; 3.7-

8). When Moses asks Adonai about

the divine name, God answers by

presenting himself as compassionate

and merciful. Compassion and

mercy are not accidental: they

constitute God’s very nature and

essence, his first heartbeat from all

eternity, as witnessed by the prophets

and the Psalms among others.

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In New Testament Greek, the verb

“to be filled with compassion”, or

“to have compassion” translates

the Greek word splanghizomai. This

word appears only eleven times

and always in relation to Jesus. It is

used only in the Gospels of Matthew,

Mark and Luke and nowhere else

in the New Testament. With good

reason, therefore, we could say that

“compassion” is one of those traits

that exemplifies all of Jesus’ ministry.

Such a peculiar use of the Greek

verb splanghizomai allows us to

state the Jesus of Nazareth is actually

the narration and personification

of the compassion of the Father.

Indeed, in perfect coherence with

the Old Testament, Jesus mirrors the

compassion that Adonai has shown

many times towards his people:

he suffers with their sufferings, he

shares their burdens and hardships.

He perfectly embodies Isaiah’s tenet

addressed to Adonai as Emmanuel,

that is, “with us is God.” This is what

we find, for example, when reading

of Jesus’ encounters with the leper

(Mark 1.41), with the widow who lost

her son (Luke 7.13), with the two blind

men of Jericho (Matthew 20.34), or

with the crowds (Matthew 9:36; 15:2).

Even though the Gospels speak

about compassion, they never

provide us with a definition.

Rather, they illustrate what

compassion is all about and what it

means to be “moved to compassion”

or “to feel compassion” by turning to

parables, as, for example, the parable

of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10) or that

of the Father of the Prodigal (Luke 15).

Let us look at the parable of the Good

Samaritan in Luke 10. There, we can

learn a great deal about compassion.

First: compassion has nothing to do

with our social or religious status.

The contrast between the behavior of

the Priest and Levite on the one hand,

and that of the Samaritan on the other

hand is striking. Second: there is a

way of being “religious” and “devout”

that, rather than leading us to mimic

divine compassion, lead us to harden

our hearts. Third: compassion flows

from our way of approaching the

world and those around us. On the

surface, all three characters saw a

beaten body on the road, but at a

deeper level, what did the Samaritan

see that was different from the

Priest and the Levite? At the sight of

the man on the road, the Samaritan

experienced an inner upheaval

before the suffering of that stranger

who soon became his “brother”.

Indeed, compassion is a fundamental

form of encounter with the other.

Fourth: compassion is not limited to

the realms of feelings and emotions

that impose themselves on the

human heart, even if these are good.

Compassion is the result of a choice.

The other’s brokenness stands before

us as a call to “response-ability”; that

is, the situation of brokenness awaits

our ability to respond. Compassion

is responding with a radical “no” to

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indifference in the face of evil, pain, brokenness. Compassion thus breaks the

isolation of the one who is suffering, the one feeling hopeless and helpless,

locked up in pain. Precisely when someone cannot be an instrument of any great

interest, such as the half dead man of the parable, compassion comes onto the

scene to recognize him/her as brother/sister. True compassion leads to action

(ethical behavior) aimed at alleviating the other’s suffering. Compassion is the

language of the whole body which requires gestures, words, and therefore

personal presence.Fifth: compassion cannot be planned because it is all about

responding to someone else’s pain and suffering: when we see it; when we

encounter it. Sixth: compassion is restorative and reconciling, in the sense

that it restores life where life was previously broken or lacking. Seventh:

compassion is life-giving. Centuries ago, Augustine of Hippo wrote a profound

insight regarding this matter. He wrote: “I don’t know how it happens

that when one member suffers, his pain becomes lighter if the other limbs

suffer with him. And the alleviation of pain does not derive from a common

distribution of the same evils, but from the consolation found in the charity of

others” (Augustine of Hippo). Compassion is life-giving for both the agent and

the beneficiary of compassion, because in compassion there is the revelation

of something that is both profoundly human and authentically divine.

Moving on in the New Testament to the Letters of St. Paul, it is

not difficult to notice that Paul, the “Apostle of the Gentiles”, in

coherence with both the Old Testament and the Gospels, maintains

and reaffirms the importance and relevance of compassion as a structuring

component of the first Christian communities. In his view, compassion

remains one of those elements that identifies a community as a “Christian

community”; one of those pillars that distinguishes Christian communities

from other types of community life. From Paul we learn that compassion -

that is, the ability to suffer with our suffering brothers or sisters - is much

more than a pious sentiment. Such an ability flows out of and depends upon a

progressive, transforming journeying into the image and likeness of Christ. It

is, as St. Paul writes just before the very well-known hymn to the Philippians

(Philippians 2:6-11), the result of an ongoing metanoia (conversion, with the

meaning of renewing one’s mind): it leads us to perceive the world, others,

ourselves, and creation as Jesus would. In other words, to use Paul’s language,

compassion fosters within us the same feelings that belonged to Jesus the

Christ, making us able to love each other “with a true heart” as he did us.

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Journeying through the Scriptures,

Old and New Testament, we notice

that compassion is described as

a strong and pragmatic feeling; a

deep emotional, psychological and

spiritual movement of “suffering

with the suffering”, leading us to take

action for the sake of the suffering

one(s). From a faith perspective, we

are called to mimic and embody, in

our concrete and daily way of living,

Jesus’ own compassion and mercy

which reflect our Father’s mercy

and compassion. The parable of the

unmerciful servant (Matthew 18:21-

35) reminds us that we have a choice.

In encountering suffering and

brokenness, we have a “responseability”:

an ability to choose to be like

the merciful master or to be like the

merciless servant. We can choose to

be actively involved in healing those

broken areas still present in our world

or not. Ultimately, we can choose to be

simply Jesus’ fans, or Jesus’ disciples.

Inspired by the biblical pages, our

theological and spiritual tradition

reminds us that compassion, together

with mercy, speak not only of God,

but also present anthropological,

ecclesial and catechetical questions.

In fact, compassion and mercy

remind us that each of us is called

to reflect the divine compassion and

mercy lived and made tangible by

Jesus of Nazareth. They remind us to

pay greater attention to God and to

the lives of men and women around

us; attention that, animated by

compassion, becomes and translates

into listening, closeness, and action,

all essential ingredients of the quest

for human flourishing and well-being.

Hopefully, the present issue of

TheosisTransformation, will

help you to dig deeper into

compassion, to understand better

how to nurture a compassionate way

of journeying through life, and to

see clearer how compassion, human

flourishing and well-being are all

related one to another. Enjoy our July

issue of TheosisTransformation!

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“COMPASSION is to look

beyond your own pain

to see the pain of others.”

Yasmin Mogahed

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Section # 2

Psychology &

Spirituality

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Mother Teresa, the Bowl of Rice and

the Hindu Woman

“The most powerful force in the world that can change the

lives of millions of people is COMPASSION”

— Steven Aitchison —

We open this series of articles

on compassion by sharing

with our readers a story

once told by St. Mother Teresa of

Calcutta. The story is a true one,

based on her experience. A simple

and succinct one, but able to show

the “fullness of life” that compassion

is able to generate as much in the

one who is the subject or agent of

compassion, as in those who are the

object or recipients of compassion.

“The fruit of love is service,

which is COMPASSION in action”

— Mother Teresa —

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Why Does Forgiveness Matter?

The Personal & Collective Value of Forgiveness

“Act as if what you do

makes a difference. It does.”

— William James —

One night, a man came to our

house to tell me that a Hindu

family, a family of eight

children, had not eaten anything

for days. They had nothing to eat.

with her neighbors the little I had

taken her. In order not to take away

her happiness, I did not take her

any more rice that night. I took

her some more the following day.

I

took enough rice for a meal and

went to their house. I could see the

hungry faces, the children with

their bulging eyes. The sight could

not have been more dramatic! The

mother took the rice from my hands,

divided it in half and went out. When

she came back a little later, I asked

her: “Where did you go? What did

you do? She answered, “They are also

hungry. “They” were the people next

door, a Muslim family with the same

number of children to feed and who

did not have any food either. That

mother was aware of the situation.

She had the courage and the love to

share her meager portion of rice with

others. In spite of her circumstances,

I think she felt very happy to share

“We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they

do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.”

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer —

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“COMPASSION is a verb.”

— Nhat Hanh —

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Compassion

Defined

What, after all, is compassion? Are there some beneficial effects

related to the exercise of compassion? In other words, what

has compassion to do with our own well-being? Can we train

ourselves to be more compassionate, or is compassion, so to speak,

determined by our character, personal family history, or genetics?

These are the relevant questions the article “Compassion Defined”

attempts to answer, providing an essential introduction to what

compassion is all about. This article will enable you to have a

clearer definition of compassion, purged from some of the most common

misunderstandings that equate compassion with empathy or altruism. You

will become more aware of the benefits that come from the practice of

compassion, and its direct relationship with the pursuit of your own and

others’ well-being. And finally, you will also learn how to train yourselves

to be more compassionate. Indeed, as more recent studies have shown,

compassion is not determined by contingent and external factors such

as birth, character, personal family history, or genetics. We are not born

compassionate, but compassion can gradually grow and become a habitual

attitude that shapes the way we relate to the world, others and ourselves.

SOURCE: “Compassion Defined”, Greater Good Magazine. Science-Based

Insights for a Meaningful Life. Read the full article here.

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Compassionate Mind and

Healthy Body

Compassion is one of the factors that contributes to our well-being and

that of others. Indeed, compassion is a way of responding to someone

else’s pain and suffering. Such a response translates into action, our

natural “potential” ability to do good. Indeed, compassion implies a positive

and optimistic anthropological pre-understanding: that we as human beings

are wired to perform good deeds; are wired for connectedness and life-giving

relations with other persons of course, but also with creation, ourselves, and

God. Within this framework, compassion obviously plays a major role in

our own and others’ pursuit of human flourishing. As research has found,

compassion has significant impact on our physical, psychological, emotional,

spiritual and social health. Compassion boosts our well-being. It fosters,

nurtures and supports our well-being.

Read the article “Compassionate Mind, Healthy Body” to further

understand the benefits that flow from a compassionate way of living.

The author is the Associate Director of the Center for Compassion and

Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.

SOURCE: Seppala, Emma. “Compassionate Mind, Healthy Body.” Greater Good

Magazine. Science-Based Insights for a Meaningful Life. Read the full article

here.

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Created for

Compassion

Are humans selfish? Is compassion a misguided sentiment? Does true

compassion even exist? Follow Dacher Keltner as he overviews current

research that reveals a biological basis for compassion. Discover how

our brains are attuned to our offspring, the first objects of our compassion.

Delve more deeply into other biological bases for compassion that include

the autonomic nervous system and the hormones that course through our

bloodstreams. Expand your awareness of a particular facial expression of

compassion that is recognized even by children. Review prior research findings

that have raised the universal importance of touch. With all of this research as

a foundation for his premise that we do, indeed, have a compassionate instinct,

Dacher Keltner sets out to connect compassion and altruism and to point to

cultivation training that can guide us toward fostering a more compassionate

world.

SOURCES: Keltner, Dacher. “The Compassionate Instinct.” Greater Good

Magazine. Science-Based Insights for a Meaningful Life. Read the full article

here. Seppala, Emma. “Compassion: Our First Instinct.” Psychology Today.

Read the full article here.

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The Natural Flow of

Compassion

Have you ever experienced a friend confiding in you about a sad

moment in life? Or, have you seen a tragic event on the media and feel

an immediate inner tug to help? According to Dr. Rick Hanson, such

moments of compassion occur in the flow of our daily lives. Whether toward

an individual or groups of people, compassion comes naturally and without

force, prompting us to act to alleviate suffering. How can we become more

attuned to our inner experiences of compassion? Read on for Dr. Hanson’s

many suggestions as to how we can call forth compassion each day.

SOURCE: Hanson, Rick. “The Natural Flow of Compassion: Compassion is

natural - moments of compassion come in the flow of life.” Psychology Today.

Read the full article here.

“We are each made for goodness, love and COMPASSION.

Our lives are transformed as much as the world is

when we live with these truths.”

— Desmond Tutu —

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Six Habits of Highly

Compasssionate People

Developing an attitude of compassion towards oneself, others and

creation is not an action done once and for all. It is rather a life-long

process.To use a metaphor taken from the world of sport, it is more like

a marathon than a sprint race. During this process, we have the opportunity to

choose: to strengthen or weaken our ability to go through life as compassionate

men and women. But how can we know on which of these two paths are we

currently walking? Read the article written by Hooria Jazaieri to discover

some of the traits shared by highly compassionate people.

At the time of the article, Hooria Jazaieri was a research fellow at the

Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She was

studying the role of social cognitive constructs (e.g., reputation, team

chemistry) and positive affect (e.g., compassion, joy, gratitude) upon individual

and team performance.

SOURCE: Jazaieri, Hooria. “Six Habits of Highly Compassionate People.”

Greater Good Magazine. Science-Based Insights for a Meaningful Life. Read the

full article here.

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Definition of

Self-Compassion

An important facet of compassion is our own compassion for

ourselves. Indeed, Jesus enjoined us to ‘love your neighbor as

yourself.’ So, how do we cultivate this healthy and whole dimension

of love toward ourselves? Dr. Kristin Neff studied this topic in depth

during her post-doctoral work. Many of her scientific findings, which

emerged from her initial study of Buddhism, can be appropriated by

us as we strive for a Christ-centered approach to human flourishing.

We might question the potential of falling into self-pity and selfindulgence

while focusing on the self, but Dr. Neff makes

distinctions between these ego-centered pitfalls and true selfcompassion.

She also calls us to embrace our shared human experience

as we lift ourselves from isolation and recognize our common humanity.

Finally, she offers us tips for cultivating this new way of relating

to ourselves. Her suggestions can easily be woven into

our Christian prayer and meditative reflections as we

seek God’s grace to see ourselves as He sees us and regard ourselves

with the healthy self-love that Jesus so clearly invited us to embrace.

SOURCE: Neff, Kristin. “Definition of Self-Compassion.” Self-Compassion. Read

the full article here.

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Quiz: We Are the World.

Do You Feel an Affinity for All Humankind?

The assumption that compassion has direct social repercussions because it

strengthens ties with other human beings has two logical consequences.

First: it means that the more compassionate we are as men and women,

the more we also live in solidarity with the world. Second: our solidarity with

the world evidences the degree of compassion that is present in our existence.

Are you curious to find out if a

compassionate way of living

is actually and effectively

inspiring your journey through life?

The following resource gives you

the opportunity to do just that - a

test written by Lauren F. Friedman.

You can take the quiz here.

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Compassion

Can Be Trained

With a raised awareness

of our innate instinct

for compassion and the

many dimensions of our lives that

are affected by this significant

quality, we might ask, “How do I

become more compassionate?”

as we ponder the significance of

the reach of our compassionate

gestures in the course of a day.

Scientific evidence points to the

conclusion that, indeed, compassion

can be trained and cultivated.

“It’s kind of like weight training,”

says Helen Weng, the lead author

of a benchmark study revealing

the effectiveness of specific training

to cultivate compassion in adults.

Read about the fascinating results

after just seven hours of training.

While just one type of meditation was

studied, other forms of meditation

could be researched in future studies

and potentially proven as effective.

SOURCE: Bergland, Christopher.

“Compassion Can Be Trained.”

Psychology Today. Read the full article

here.

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“Compassion is the

chief law of human

existence.”

FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY

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Our Children, Compassion, and

the Process of Growth

Do you want your children or grandchildren to be - one day not so far

away - sensitive and receptive to the needs of others, and motivated

to do good? In today’s cultural context, educating children to be

compassionate can be a difficult challenge. Indeed, our current culture, rather

than promoting and encouraging those values implied in and flowing from

“compassion”, seems to favor a self-centered worldview. Such a worldview

causes us to believe that both human flourishing and the achievement and

maintenance of our well-being depend upon the presence or absence of

immediate personal pleasure, wealth, popularity or possession of goods.

Effectively educating the young generation to be tomorrow’s men and women of

compassion requires not only inspiring role models, but also the ability to offer

them an inductive, experiential and cognitive educational process that will be

able to: - help children develop an intellectual understanding of compassion;

- illustrate the beneficial effects that a compassionate way of living brings into

their own and others’ lives;

- offer adequate resources related to compassion;

“Compassion is the key to living outside the

confines of your lower self.”

— DEBBIE FORD —

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- create/offer appropriate spaces

and opportunities to let the young

generation experience and practice

compassion through various kinds of

activities.

“God’s dream is that you and I and all of us will realize

that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for

goodness, and for compassion.”

DESMOND TUTU

These, in a nutshell, are the

suggestions that the three selected

articles propose in order to offer

our children or grandchildren an

educational process that actually

leads to developing compassion as

an integral part of their lives from

an early age, so that compassion can

actually become woven into the fabric

of their family and ordinary life.

Read the three articles presented

below and further discover useful

insights, advice, and important

practical tips for cultivating and

fostering a compassionate attitude

and approach to life in your children

or grandchildren.

SOURCES: Taylor, Jim. “5 Ways to

Instill Compassion in Your Children.”

Psychology Today. Read the full article

here.

Taylor, Jim. “Is Compassion Children’s

Most Admirable Quality?” Psychology

Today. Read the full article here.

Whitson, Signe. “Teaching

Compassion to Kids.” Psychology

Today. Read the full article here.

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“Self-compassion is simply giving the same

kindness to ourselves that we would give

to others.”

— CHRISTOPHER GERMER —

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Resources:

Resource List of the Month

In each edition of the magazine, THEOSIS - Transformation

will offer its readers multimedia resources for their continued exploration and reflection.

Such resources will be related to the theme of that particular edition.

Web Books Videos

The Center for Compassion and

Altruism Research and Education.

Stanford Medicine.

Visit the Website Homepage.

Association for Psychological

Science. Visit the Website

Homepage.

Dead Man Walking: The

Eyewitness Account of The Death

Penalty. The Eyewitness Account

of the Death Penalty that Sparked

a National Debate. By (Sr.) Helen

Prejean. Foreword by Archbishop

Desmond Tutu. Reed a sample for

free here.

Catholic Extension: Humanity and

Compassion of the Catholic Church

Cathextension. Watch the video

here.

Stories of Kinship and Compassion.

Gregory Boyle. Watch the video

here.

The Neuroscience of Compassion.

Tania Singer. Watch the video here.

FOR CHILDREN

Singa and the Kindness Cubbies

(Ep 3) - Compassion. KindnessSG.

Watch the video here.

Character education: Compassion.

Universidad de Navarra. Watch the

video here.

Showing Compassion. Wesley’s

Wuppets . Watch the video here.

The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-

37).

Saddleback Kids. Watch the video

here.

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