Open Heart, Open Mind: Cultivating a Compassion for Self and Others
Sr. Joyce Rupp, SM
In your relationship to your pain and sorrow,
you cultivate the patience, forgiveness, and understanding
that inform your relationship with all pain and sorrow.
It would be naïve to believe that profound compassion could be found to meet the great sorrow in life if you do not hold yourself in the same light.
Compassion asks great things of us. In the course of caring for others in their struggles and sorrows, true compassion requires that we also tend to our own self. Along with presenting numerous facets of compassion, Joyce Rupp will explore the challenge and benefit of being compassionate to one’s self.
Joyce Rupp describes herself as a ‘spiritual midwife,” one who assists others in birthing their true self. She is a member of the Servants of Mary order, an author of twenty-one books and addresses conferences and retreats both nationally and internationally. She is also a spiritual director, the co-director of The Institute of Compassionate Presence, and has volunteered for Hospice for fourteen years. She lives in Des Moines, IA.
To learn more, visit www.joycerupp.com.