Let’s do the compassion
exercise together. See if you experience
any movement on this path from head consciousness
to heart consciousness. First, select a person in this room.
It can be a friend or a stranger. Preferably someone you can see. It’s fine if you what to run it on the person next to you
or in front of you. This is a non-vocal exercise and the results I’d like
you to focus on are what you get from running the exercise rather than the results of
having it run on you. OK? Are you set? Source beings? With attention on the person,
repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is seeking
some happiness for (his or her) life. “With attention on the
person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is trying
to avoid suffering in (his or her) life.” With attention on the person,
repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person has known
sadness, loneliness and despair.” With attention on the person,
repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is
seeking to fill (his or her) needs.” And finally, with attention on
the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is
learning about life.”