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Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living

It’s words on compassionate living like the ones below that inspire and guide me in lots of my introspections and thought they might help you in your journey.


WE ALREADY HAVE everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves—the heavy-duty fearing that we’re bad and hoping that we’re good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy and the addictions of all kinds—never touch our basic wealth. They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun. But all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here. This is who we really are. We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake.”


“Affirmations are like screaming that you’re okay in order to overcome this whisper that you’re not… maybe you’re not okay. Well, no big deal. None of us is okay and all of us are fine.”


“I’d like to encourage us all to lighten up, to practice with a lot of gentleness. This is not the drill sergeant saying, “Lighten up or else.” I have found that if we can possibly use anything we hear against ourselves, we usually do.”


My Favourite Compassionate Living Guide


I resonate quite strongly with Pena’s wisdom and I find it very current. The way I use it in my meditations is to focus one that one question that catches my attention and allow the answer to come to me. It always does … Namaste

I hope you will find Pena’s wisdom as inspiring as I do and Start Where You Are: A Guide To Compassionate Living is definitely a good start.


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Mihaela is a Cambridge certified executive coach who works with and advises board members, top-level executives and entrepreneurs seeking to excel in their career. Her client portfolio ranges from prestigious national to large international businesses.Her approach is focused on exploring personal and professional values, understanding aspirations, removing barriers and visualising the path to success. She hosted a top-ranking TV show and published two best-selling books dedicated to career success.

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