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418 weeks ago @ Beyond Growth - Can We Love Our Enemie... · 1 reply · +1 points

Thanks for this post, Duff!

While I totally understand the level of outrage that has been expressed toward James Ray, I was starting to feel that some other perspectives might be helpful here as well. Anger is a natural response to such a huge injustice, but I think working towards finding that balance between "Idiot Compassion" and "Shaming" is a useful endeavor--if one is ready for it. And that balance will be different for everyone and can change over time.

For almost 30 years I have been inspired by the Dali Lama. As a result, I have found that I heal more quickly if I can find at least some compassion for those that have hurt me, while still holding them accountable for their actions.

Of course for the families of the James Ray tragedy, this approach may never be possible--or at least not for a long time.

PS To Duff's readers: I have done some Core Transformation work with Duff and have found it to be a gentle and uplifting way to deal with emotions.