Awaken Issue 48
The pandemic has brought about massive disruptions to lives everywhere: death, job loss, financial distress, domestic tension. More than ever, the world needs compassion. Compassion acknowledges our vulnerability and it brings out our inner strength, so that we can be a lamp, a bridge and a source of healing to the hearts of others and ourselves (pages 41 & 58). Only by developing wholesome mental states such as love, compassion, joy and equanimity can we gain strength, peace and resilience to adjust to the new normal.