Empathy and Kindness: This Thursday’s Meeting, May 16, 9:30

handsOnce you begin to acknowledge random acts of kindness — both the ones you have received and the ones you have given — you can no longer believe that what you do does not matter.     
— Dawna Markova

Empathy & Kindness: This Thursday’s Meeting at 9:30

Join us this Thursday, May 16 at 9:30 for our next-to-last meeting of the year as Bev guides us on the topic of empathy and kindness.

What is the difference between empathy, sympathy and compassion?

When we begin to acknowledge how hard it is to be human, we can start to recognize one another’s deeper experience, moving away from judgments, into sympathy and empathy. We can drop deeper still into compassionate action where we allow our hearts to open and we become mindful of what we do in the world.

We’ll talk about “mirror neurons” and how kindness towards ourselves can actually have a ripple benefit on those around us.

Take our Mom’s Morning Retreat Survey!

Steering Committee values your insights, and as our year draws to a close we invite you to please take a few minutes to give us your feedback on our Mother’s Morning Retreat Survey 2012-2013.

We are always striving to meet the needs of the group and your comments will help us prepare next Fall’s program.

We’ll have some time at the next two meetings (May 16, and June 6) to complete surveys, or you can fill out the one we’ve provided here and send it back to us at momsmorningretreat@gmail.com. We hope to hear from everyone as we value each and every member’s input!

See you Thursday!

Hands ShakingWhen you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel.                            Rabbi Harold Kushner
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. — Dalai Lama