August 25, 2015
I have been exploring this past year the many avenues that Compassionate Self Care has traveled in our culture. It is very heartening that so much progress and exposure has been made that the path of compassion for oneself and for others is a path to Truth for us all. It seemed to us in the early 1980s that only the Buddhists were talking about Compassion, and Buddhism was still a small but steady and growing movement at that time. Since then, there have been many excellent books, therapies, speakers and projects that speak to cultivating Compassion in our world. The Summer of Peace program has been sanctioned by the United Nations!
I would like to share with you some of the many links to projects about cultivating Compassion:
Charter for Compassion, founded by Karen Armstrong, author and recipient of TED prize: www.charter for compassion.org
Robert Gonzales of Living Compassion Seminars: www.living-compassion.org
Philip Hellmich, author of God and Conflict, www.shift network.com
Summer Of Peace, ongoing seminars featuring Global Compassion Summit (originally broadcast 7/7-9/2015) and much more. www.summerofpeace.net
Our website, compassionateselfcare.com, will continue to be a platform for the writings and recordings of Stephen Robbins Schwartz. There will no longer be a catalog for purchasing products. I plan to expand the website so that recordings can be accessed directly from it, under the heading Listen. The writings will continue to appear as Posts. Shorter quotes will continue to be posted to Facebook, and we welcome you to like/comment there. Books by Stephen will continue to be available at amazon.com. If anyone desires the audio recordings in CD form, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Work of Compassionate Self-Care as described by Stephen Robbins Schwartz will continue to be a resource. I do strongly encourage you to look into the above links and resources and become a part of the expanding movement of Expressing Compassion in our World.