Dear Ones,

I'm pretty sick still and my computer is in the shop and I'm having a bit of trouble with this borrowed one, but the new award winner will be up by tomorrow AND you can click on the graphic link below to go to the new home for The Maitri Ministry. This new blog is just up with the first entry and has miles to go, but it's been such a lovely time, and as soon as I get to feeling better things will move more swiftly.

I hope you are all having blessed and peaceful days and a wonderful start to the new year. Call anytime and leave me a message and the first Compassion Line message will be up in the next couple of days as soon as I get my voice back!

Gentle Hugs and Warm Blessings,


Welcome Friends,..

Thoughts on Compassionate Living...

"How are we ever going to change anything? How is there going to be less aggression in the universe rather than more? We can then bring it down to a more personal level: how do I learn to communicate with somebody who is hurting me or someone who is hurting a lot of people? How do I speak to someone so that some change actually occurs? How do I communicate so that the space opens up and both of us begin to touch in to some kind of basic intelligence that we all share? In a potentially violent encounter, how do I communicate so that neither of us becomes increasingly furious and aggressive? How do I communicate to the heart so that a stuck situation can ventilate? How do I communicate so that things that seem frozen, unworkable, and eternally aggressive begin to soften up, and some kind of compassionate exchange begins to happen?

Well, it starts with being willing to feel what we are going through. It starts with being willing to have a compassionate relationship with the parts of ourselves that we feel are not worthy of existing on the planet. If we are willing through meditation to be mindful not only of what feels comfortable, but also of what pain feels like, if we even aspire to stay awake and open to what we're feeling, to recognize and acknowledge it as best we can in each moment, then something begins to change."

~ Pema Chodron ~

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Maitri is a writer, artist, and teacher. She lives at Dragonfly Cottage on the coast of NC with her rescue pugs. You can find Maitri at: