WOW: A Relationship Between Equals 


Every Wednesday I am sharing some WOW’s with you; my teachers; my influences and who I am inspired by.
I hope you enjoy!

Pema Chödrön

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”

I was asked this week what I thought the difference between ‘sympathy’ and ‘compassion’ was. My answer was that sympathy comes from a place of seeing the other as less than you, whilst compassion is, as Pema Chödrön says above, a relationship between equals.

Those that struggle today are the ones that guide us tomorrow
Whilst the mentor that supports us today will need our guidance in the morn

We are ever changing
Each with different vulnerabilities
And it is those that see both the ‘light’ and ‘dark’ in all of us that move beyond sympathy, to something far more beautiful; we have the opportunity of experiencing and gifting compassion.

Member Quote Of The Day.

In this section you will read something that has been said by one of the Quantum Sobriety Online Programme members over on the very lively private forum:

Happy Anniversary baby!!!
So very proud of you and what you have achieved.
You’ve totally turned yourself around, have become the person that you always wanted to be and continue to grow.
Look forward to seeing what you will achieve and watching you fully gaining fulfilment.
Love you so much x

The partner of an online member and residential retreat participant,
who is celebrating one year of sobriety (yesterday)

The QS Tour

12 Norham House
Thursday 6pm – 8pm
Friday 11am – 1pm

It’s not too late to book your place!
QS Guide Sophie will be with me on the Oxford leg of the tour, sharing her own journey of transformation from stuck to freedom.

Dates, Venues and Ticket Links

Thursday 25th January – 6pm – Oxford – Get your ticket here
Friday 26th January – 11am – Oxford – Get your ticket here
Saturday 27th January – 2pm – Hertford – Get your ticket here

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