06: Compassion & Decency with Tejumo Ogouma
Just in time for Valentines weekend, we are pleased to offer you the 6th episode of GENUINE, the podcast. While it is a traditional time of celebrating love, I, your podcast host – Sarah Lipton – investigate two less-obvious aspects of love: self-compassion and decency towards others.
If you were looking for a romantic, sappy podcast, this is not it. If, however, you are looking for a soft, internal antidote for all of life’s troubles, then you have come to the right place. Tune in and listen, wherever you get your podcasts!
When we tune in to the sensation of true, deep, genuine love, we tap into the innate truth that we are *made* of love. If we awaken our compassion for ourselves first, it allows us to extend loving kindness towards others.
In this episode, I offer you 10 minutes of loving-kindness meditation, AND we round out the episode with a recent conversation I had with my friend, Tejumo Ogouma, investigating the theme of decency. I warmly invite you to give yourself some loving-kindness by joining us today.
- We go deeply into loving kindness with our contemplative practice.
- Tejumo re-introduces himself.
- Tejumo shares a word that came up for him.
- What the word “decency” means to Tejumo.
- The qualities of decency.
- Looking at decency from the individual level.
- The need for decency on a political level.
- Leadership and decency.
- Why decency is so important.
- Decency touches everything.
- It is our responsibility to be decent.
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