Compassion Haiku by Karl Grass

November 12th, 2013

 wild flowers

Sunlight, rain, and soil

Seeds sprout and wild flowers grow

Each needs the other

When people offer to make your life easier, accept it with grace.  This is an exercise in self-compassion as you allow yourself to be supported.  It is also an exercise in compassion for others.  Without your willingness to receive their compassion they would not have that opportunity to practice their own.


The digital version of, Compassion Haiku – Daily insights and practices for developing compassion for yourself and for others, is being offered for free on November 15th. The offer is available on and readers will see a price of 0.00.  (Note: this offer is roughly midnight to midnight US PST.)  Compassion Haiku is a source book of inspiration and practices to develop self-compassion and compassion for others. Created one day at a time over the course of a year, these daily reflections and practices combine the experiential impact of haiku with thoughtful commentary.  Readers are encouraged to reflect on and experiment with practical ways to grow their capacity for compassion.

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