This is one of my desires that I continue to want to move toward in my life. And all kinds of events and situations in our local and global communities may challenge this desire. Some on a large scale and some right in our homes or communities with family members, friends, and colleagues may trigger fear or discomfort. We are experiencing a lot of chaos and collective pain in the world around us and seeing such a variety of reactions and responses to it… some based in fear and others based in love. Choosing love is not always the easy path… our logical minds may wonder how our loving thoughts may actually make a difference, especially when we are seeing so much violence in the world. Our thoughts create a vibration and that vibration reverberates, so, in fact, our thoughts DO impact those around us and reach beyond time and space. If enough of us lean in the direction of love, we can effect a shift in the greater consciousness. When we feel powerless in the face of large scale terror events, what can we do? How can we bring some peace into our own hearts and also send love to others who are hurting? A colleague reminded me of the beautiful Buddhist practice of Tonglen to help us tap into the compassion present within all of us, whether it is directed to ourselves or others. When I have practiced it, it’s helped me release fear and connect more to the vibration of love. Below you will see a video from the incredible Pema Chodron that talks more about this practice. I hope you find it helpful. Β 
Source: Omega Institute for Holistic Studies

If you try it, I would love to hear your experience of it! Wishing you much peace and love…