A Very Touching Honor From Someone Whom I've Come To Trust and Hold Dear...

Posted by Maitri Libellule | Saturday, February 07, 2009

February 7, 2009

"This time, SlogBite is featuring two sites from the same author. Many of you probably know her. Her message is so important and so critical in today’s world that I strongly suggest visiting. She is known as the “Compassionate Blogger”, Reverend Maitri Libellule. I also encourage you to sign her visitor’s list for compassionate bloggers. If you are on her list, then I will approve you if you want to join SlogBite’s “Compassion” category."

Dear Ones,

Much to my surprise and delight, Mel, at Slogbite, wrote to tell me that I was the featured "sites" of the day. He usually only lists one. Today he listed both of mine. I am so touched and humbled by this award I barely know what to say.

I am very shy about awards and really don't put them on my site anymore, NOT because I don't appreciate them enormously, but because I don't want it to feel like I'm tooting my own horn by putting them up. However, this particular double-honor has the potential to help others. I am not a joiner, don't care for ads, and even took the donations info. off of my site because it just didn't feel right for me. But any of you who join Slogbite because of the above award will be put in the Compassion category (And any other ones you choose that fit the scope of your blog.) and you can get a lot of exposure. He is growing very fast and doing amazing things. Here's the button I have on my this page, and you can use it to click over to join Slogbite if you'd like. You won't regret it. I love it!

Thanks so much Mel. I'm pink-cheeked and grinning and very touched, more than I can say, for these awards. God Bless you...


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: www.maitrilibellule.com