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Compassionate communication

Nov. 2, 2009

I encourage you to check out the organization Compassionate Action Network if you want to align with others who share a vision for a compassionate world. There is also the non-profit group Charter for Compassion, which is releasing a global charter for compassion on Nov. 12.

I love that the latter group uses the Moibus strip (figure eight sign for infinity) as its logo. To me, this image reinforces the innate connectedness of all life and the timelessness of eternity. My husband and I used this image during the Celtic hand-fasting ceremony at our wedding. We had a knotted cord draped over our wrists in the shape of the Moibus strip to symbolize our union and  “a continuum that passes from the known to the unknown and forms balanced order.”

The right half of the infinity sign is associated with the male or solar principle, the left half with the female or lunar principle. Hence, it represents the harmonious union of two opposite principles.

The Dalai Lama Centre, started by the Dalai Lama’s dear friend Victor Chan in Vancouver, BC, Canada, is another great source for material on compassionate thought and sharing.

November 2, 2009 at 11:59 am
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