Celebrating Compassion!


This February, I’m celebrating Compassion for several reasons:

First of all, #1000 Voices Speak for Compassion, one of the forums I love, turns one year old on 20 February. The intention behind this movement is to spread compassion around the world. Having experienced the power of compassion, I’m joining the celebration of their first anniversary.

In some ways, my own (conscious) practice of compassion started about a year ago. I first experienced giving myself compassion to dissipate difficult emotions and experiences in the context of 1:1 sessions. Samantha Nolan-Smith, my business mentor, asked me to visualise the struggling part of me sitting across, to focus on my heart centre and to send her compassion. To be honest, I was sceptical. How saying ‘I’m so sorry blah-blah’ could change anything? Yet by the end of each session, the struggling part of me looked brighter and happier, I felt lighter, and my life circumstances started changing too. Maybe there was something more to it, I decided and dedicated the whole month of July writing about compassion.

Incidentally, Edward Mannix, the creator of the Compassion Key ran a three week introductory course in July of last year. I was swept away by the results and transformation this practice offered and went on to work with Edward for six months, both in the context of online programmes and privately. The only word that captures the essence of this work is ‘miracle’. That’s exactly what he calls his own private sessions, because by giving themselves compassion, his clients healed major illnesses, overcame all sorts of difficulties in their lives, transformed unhealthy patterns and had significant breakthroughs.

I’m super excited to share that on 3 February, I’ve started a six-month certification programme in the Compassion Key with Edward. I feel this is a whole new chapter of my life, and I’m buzzing with excitement as I’m sharing this news with you. This also means that in the next six months I’ll be practicing the Compassion Key a lot, so if you’d like a free taster of this tool, please let me know. To qualify, I need to have about 20-30 practice hours with my certification group, and 20-30 hours with people who have little or no experience of the Compassion Key.

But before I dive into offering free sessions, I’m taking a break to re-charge and celebrate my family. You see, all our birthdays are within one month: my husband is born on 6 February, my son turned three on 14 February, my daughter is one year old on 27 February, and my birthday is on 5 March. So, I’m signing off the Internet from 20 to 28 February. I’ll be back in early March to continue spreading compassion. I hope you can join me.

32 thoughts on “Celebrating Compassion!

  1. Thanks for sharing your compassionate path, Gulara. It sounds like you’re well along the path to self-compassion, as well as to compassion for others. I look forward to hearing more of your progress, but only when you’ve taken the time to celebrate the important milestones in your family. Best wishes to all. Enjoy! See you when you get back. 🙂

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    • Thank you, Norah. I will no doubt write more about compassion and my progress with the certification, though to be honest I struggle to find the words – it’s simply that amazing. Thank you very much for your best wishes. I look forward to having a break.

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  2. I love hearing about your Compassion Work. I think you will find it a grand experience. Also, here is an early Happy Birthday! My daughter’s birthday is March 7. She will be 41 this year. My time flies! Have a delightful time recharging your batteries!.

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    • Thank you, Gwynn, The Compassion Key is totally amazing. It’s like… magic! 🙂 Many thanks for my birthday wishes. Did you know that your daughter and I were born only 2 days apart?! I wonder whether it’s one of the reasons why you feel so close and dear to my heart, Gwynn. Happy birthday to your daughter from me! 🙂

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  3. So much cake with all those birthdays! Sometimes you read a post and it seems flat but yours just bubbled off the screen – like that inner thirteen year old being taken to see their heart throb boy band. You go for it, it all sounds marvellous and I hope the training goes really well.

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    • And I don’t even need an excuse to eat cake! 😀 Thank you for your comment about the energy of the piece, Geoff, it means a lot. I’ve been noticing on sensing the energy of posts myself lately, so it’s a really cool comment to read 😀

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    • Well, yes and no 🙂 The children were planned, but birthdays are a bit of a coincidence. My son was actually due the day after my birthday on 6 March, but I was induced and her turned up on Valentine’s.
      And compassion key certification is amazing – it gives me a buzz of excitement 🙂


    • Thank you, Carol, for birthday wishes. And certification programme is amazing. I’m so excited about it – I used to feel like that about going back to school after summer holidays 😀 Love learning, love compassion. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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    • Thank you for reading and your warm comment, Roshni. 1000Speak is such an inspiring movement. It’s like a ‘gratitude journal’ of sorts and I love connecting with other like-minded writers.


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