Top 10 Quotes by Joan Halifax

Joan Halifax

Compassion has enemies, and those enemies are things like pity, moral outrage, fear. Joan Hal

Joan Halifax
We believe that it takes a strong back and a soft front to face the world.
Joan Halifax

In being with dying, we arrive at a natural crucible of what it means to love and be loved. And we can ask ourselves this: Knowing that death is inevitable, what is most precious today?

Joan Halifax
Don't ever think compassion is weak. Compassion is about strength.
Joan Halifax

When we have disorderly lives, it makes it difficult for our minds to be orderly and for us to be at ease with disorder.

Joan Halifax
Compassion may be defined as the capacity to be attentive to the experience of others, to wish the best for others, and to sense what will truly serve others.
Joan Halifax

I've worked in the prison system, on death row and maximum security. I did that work for six years. I've worked with some of the most difficult people in our society. Buddhism was accessible and helpful for these individuals.

Joan Halifax
When we walk slowly, the world can fully appear. Not only are the creatures not frightened away by our haste or aggression, but the fine detail of fern and flower, or devastation and disruption, becomes visible. Many of us hurry along because we do not want to see what is really going on in and around us. We are afraid to let our senses touch the body of suffering or the body of beauty
Joan Halifax

Compassion has enemies, and those enemies are things like pity, moral outrage, fear.

Joan Halifax
There is the in-breath and there is the out-breath, and too often we feel like we have to exhale all the time. The inhale is absolutely essential-and then you can exhale.