Compassion and Kindness is my passion. As an artist, I often come in touch with a lot of perspectives that heightens my awareness of my surroundings, society, people and other living beings. I like to help create a more compassionate and kinder community locally and internationally that is self-sustainable.
I wish more people would get out and donate blood. I go about every two months, and yesterday made m y 21st or 22nd donation. I started up a Partners for Life program at work, to invite and encourage the people at my company [over 100 staff] to go out and donate, and I got about 9 donors last year. 9. Well, at least it is over the average of 3 percent, but come on!
The problem is, I don't know how to cajole people in a nice way, I am not one of those people who is always smiling and surrounded by people clamoring for my attention. Well, not outside of the classroom anyway. So I have a hard time getting people to come out and give on a regular basis.
I've thought that being on a neighborhood house's board, its possible to bring out more care and compassion to anyone in the community.
During meetings, we discussed how can we make the neighborhood house more responsive. Doesn't it mean to care more for each other? To make a better board in order to make a better community. How can we do it though? Giving is simple and it maybe takes awareness and sensitivity and little time. Giving what is needed at the time.
How do we bring more heart into the community of old people? I have a friend that is 87 years old and she is my soulmate. She moved to Toronto three years ago. She has a strong spirit and inspires me all the time. I want to give back to the community. I want to give back to the seniors.
Seniors and children have a lot of wisdom and I love there company.
My resolution for the next year is to work for seniors, and, not only in a for-pay situation. I resolve to also volunteer my time. Our senior citizens need the Heart because there are a lot of lonley old people out there.
I realized upon waking yesterday morning that I have been caught up lately in what Buddhism would call the world of Hunger.
What is a Buddhist world? I hesitate to say I have any definitive grasp on it, but my basic understanding is that it is essentially a breakdown of the states of mind in experience. In the Buddhist construct, there are ten: