Top 10 Quotes by Joan Halifax

Joan Halifax

I believe that women and girls today have to partner in a powerful way with men - with their fathers, with their sons, with their brothers, with the plumbers, the road builders, the caregivers, the doctors, the lawyers, with our president and with all beings.

Joan Halifax
When I first was exposed to Buddhism in the mid-1960s, I said it was so practical and utterly pragmatic. That's what attracted me to Buddhism.
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
Developing our capacity for compassion makes it possible for us to help others in a more skillful and effective way.
Joan Halifax

All beings, including each one of us, enemy and friend alike, exist in patterns of mutuality, interconnectedness, co-responsibility and ultimately in unity.

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

We live in a time when science is validating what humans have known throughout the ages: that compassion is not a luxury; it is a necessity for our well-being, resilience, and survival.

Joan Halifax
For me, Buddhism is a psychology and a philosophy that provides a means, upayas, for working with the mind.
Joan Halifax

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

Joan Halifax
May I see my own limits with compassion, just as I view the limits of others.