ON BEING BLOG Concentric Circles of Connection & Lovingkindness

The Concentric Circles of Connection & Lovingkindness

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Weekly Column By Sharon Salzberg for On Being Blog
Published September 28th, 2015

Most of us tend to think of the world in terms of a dynamic of “me versus you,” “us versus them,” and so on. We may also tend to think of happiness as triumphing over others in some way. Whether or not we think in these terms consciously or not, our culture teaches us to think in this way on some level. Lovingkindness is about developing the art of friendship. It invites us to practice courage, to recognize our shared instability and vulnerability, as well as our fundamental desire for belonging.

Sharon Salzberg

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