The Compassion Today 3D App is one handy way to incorporate compassion into your daily life. It provides access to compassion-related resources, such as daily quotes, news, reminders and thought provoking questions. Start your day feeling inspired by people doing simple acts of kindness all around the world, or read about pilot projects to help save the Earth. There are articles about habits for productive people, the qualities of effective leaders, and how to transform trauma into creative energy. And it’s right in your pocket! You can access this app by going to http://charterforcompassion.org/compassion-today and following the download instructions.
You can bring more compassion into life by caring for yourself, caring for others, and caring for the world, which are the 3 dimensions of compassionate living. The app includes stories, articles, and daily reminders. Quotes and News offers suggestions on how to change your outlook and perception of life events to live a healthier, more love-filled life. Daily Good provides specific steps to make the world a better place.
Compassion Today is built into my morning routine. I begin my day by reading articles that inspire me to take more time for myself and motivate me to be of service to others. This mobile app reminds me to care for myself, and in taking care of myself I can be more present and giving to others. For example, a recent story is Taking Back the Time, about the importance of slowing down, doing less, and grounding yourself into the present moment. By slowing down you create mental space to find clarity, and in the process, become gentler with yourself. Simple reminders from this free app help us view the world through a lens of compassion throughout the day.
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” His Holiness the Dalai Lama
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