social service

A Quote by John Makransky on love, compassion, altruism, and social service

Compassion that knows others in all levels of their suffering motivates service for them on all levels of their need. Such service is not easily discouraged at disappointing temporal outcomes, because it holds others in their deepest potential of freedom, which is always present…. We are learning how to hold our clients in the vision of their positive potential, confirming their essential goodness, even when confronting their harmful behaviors or limiting thoughts of themselves and others.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 178, 182

Contributed by: BlueHwyFlaneur

A Quote by John Makransky on love, compassion, altruism, social service, burnout, buddhism, and dzogchen

Through the wisdom of letting be, we learn that we don't have to react to the shifting contents of our experiences but can 'lean into' their unchanging essence of knowing emptiness. We can let be and find deep rest right there.... Wise compassion keeps our mind on realities that transcend self-centeredness, so our best intentions can be realized instead of being overwhelmed by emotional reactions to fallible people or disappointing outcomes.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 151, 180

Contributed by: BlueHwyFlaneur

A Quote by John Makransky on love, compassion, altruism, social service, burnout, buddhism, and dzogchen

If our motivation for serving others is tied to a strong desire for specific outcomes or for praise, our potential is limited. Because we can never completely control the results of our efforts, we may become easily frustrated and disheartened.

John Makransky

Source: Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Pages: 6

Contributed by: BlueHwyFlaneur

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