old stories.

Lately I have been thinking a lot about a time I spent in Nepal many years ago.

For some reason, flashing memories of mountains and moments keep popping into my mind, bringing me back to the learning and insights I developed during that time, and to a great sense of appreciation for the experience.

on compassion.

Chogyam Trungpa, head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and founder of Naropa University, spoke often on the concept of compassion. 

An idea prevalent to Buddhism in general, compassion is considered the cornerstone of human decency and the path to self liberation.

Compassion is defined as the concern that we are able to express for the suffering of others, and it connects us empathically to all others, allowing us to escape the narrow confines of our limited ego selves when we practice it consistently.