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Mindful Compassion: How the Science of Compassion Can Help You Understand Your Emotions, Live in the Present, and Connect Deeply with Others Mindful Compassion: How the Science of Compassion Can Help You Understand Your Emotions, Live in the Present, and Connect Deeply with Others by Paul A. Gilbert
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“When they get out of balance, and our inner selves become involved in intense conflict, then people can begin to experience mental-health problems.”
Paul Gilbert, Mindful Compassion
“the compassionate mind is the mind that transforms.”
Paul Gilbert, Mindful Compassion: How the Science of Compassion Can Help You Understand Your Emotions, Live in the Present, and Connect Deeply with Others
“There are very fast-acting pathways in your brain that, with the first flush of threat, bypass your frontal cortex and rational thinking.12”
Paul Gilbert, Mindful Compassion
“it’s still something of a shock to recognise just how ‘multiple’ we are.”
Paul Gilbert, Mindful Compassion
“Perplexed and distressed, he fled the palace under the cover of night, leaving behind his wife and child,”
Paul Gilbert, Mindful Compassion
“the more self-focused we become in trying to avoid pain and service our pleasures, the more we fall victim to greed and not sharing,”
Paul Gilbert, Mindful Compassion
“a root cause of suffering, according to the Buddha, is our fierce sense of self-centredness. Interestingly,”
Paul Gilbert, Mindful Compassion
“it is not our fault that we are the way we are with all our drives, passions and aversions.”
Paul Gilbert, Mindful Compassion
“Is life just about getting a house, a job, a partner, going on lavish holidays – is there not something else too?”
Paul A. Gilbert, Mindful Compassion
“So much of what we are then has been completely outside of our control and is not our fault. •”
Paul Gilbert, Mindful Compassion
“the untrained mind can verge on insanity because it cannot regulate its own passions and wild emotions; and for this reason there are so many terrible cruelties and injustices throughout the world. However,”
Paul Gilbert, Mindful Compassion
“The constant pursuit of material possessions/money status or sexual relationships, and so on, can be problematic.”
Paul Gilbert, Mindful Compassion
“This materialistic and competitive striving and needing ‘to have and own’ has been linked to deteriorating mental health, especially in young people.16”
Paul Gilbert, Mindful Compassion
“if we stimulate the affiliative system it puts them in touch with a loneliness, linked to the kindness they wanted (e.g. as a child) but didn’t get.”
Paul Gilbert, Mindful Compassion