The conversation was loud and lively as we were waiting for the San Francisco IVY event we had gathered for: The Neuroscience of Compassion featuring Dr. James Doty.
A group of Bay Area young professionals had gathered for a couple of hours before the main event to socialize and take advantage of the open bar, but when Dr. Doty took the stage, the crowd was rapt.
Dr. Doty is a clinical professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University and the director and founder of The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the New York Times bestselling author of the newly published book Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart, which has already been translated into 19 languages.
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What if everything you wanted came true? Could you handle it, would you accept it, how would you know it’s real. Are you still so skeptical that when what you want is being handed to you, you still don’t know how to be with so much grace?
The greatest fear is not of what we don’t have or of suffering or pain but of actually receiving what we desire. It is a fear of happiness.
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Posted by Yoganonymous and authored by Silvia Mordini about INSPIRING ADVENTURE in your life.
“The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.” – Maryanne Rudmacher
My Father was my first adventure teacher. I am forever grateful to him for inspiring my love for exploration. The quality of curiosity was not looked down upon in my family and I was never made to feel bad about it. Today I want to pay forward this joy of adventure in personal growth. This is why I lead retreats. I hope my article inspires you to open your heart to the world of possibility within you and outside you! Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia