A Meditation: Moving from Shame to Compassion

Shame is a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior. It is something that feels unforgivable. In Buddhism it’s called the second arrow; the arrow first being the event, the second being the judgement.

When we can recognize the shaming thoughts, allow the sensations to be there, and investigate the cause of the action non-judgmentally, the entire narrative surrounding the event shifts. We can see the behavior and hold it with compassion, leading us the the N of RAIN, nourish.

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The Practice

Observing the arrows


Creating a Mindful, Compassionate Community

Flourish Revival – A Celebration of Virtue

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Flourish’s Mission

SINCE 2010, FLOURISH FOUNDATION HAS INNOVATED AND FACILITATED PROGRAMS THAT TEACH LIFE SKILLS AND TRANSFORMATIVE TOOLS THROUGH ETHICS AND VALUES, MEDITATION AND EMOTIONAL AWARENESS.

The heart of our work focuses on the human potential to be morally and ethically responsible world citizens. Through our tenure as a social-profit we have seen that nurturing this potential individually and collectively empowers us all to care deeply for ourselves, each other and the planet.


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