There is a growing body of research about the benefits of cultivating compassion, both for yourself and for others.
Studies by Kristin Neff show that self-compassion is positively associated with life-satisfaction, emotional intelligence and social connectedness, and negatively associated with self-criticism, depression, anxiety, rumination, thought suppression, and perfectionism.
Research indicates that compassion is an extremely valuable skill for parents of difficult children. Compassion has been shown to benefit parenting by supporting the parent emotionally and thereby increasing positive social engagement and in general a more positive parenting style as well as helping the child feel safer.
The Art of Ascension is a viable avenue to cultivate the experience of compassion for yourself and others including the most difficult people.
During the very first weekend of learning Ishayas’ Ascension, you learn 4 simple tools that help develop attitudes of Praise, Gratitude, Love, and Compassion. The Ishayas teach that it is by mastering compassion that the doorway to fastest growth bursts open.
We would love to read comments from those of you that use the Art of Ascension and have had an experience of growing compassion for yourself or others (including difficult people!) as a result of your practice.