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Telling The Truth With Compassion

Truth expressed without compassion can easily be hurtful. Compassion expressed without honesty becomes delusional. Ultimately to create a healthier world, truth needs to be joined with compassion when relating with ourselves as well as with others. You likely have heard others claiming to be just ‘telling the truth,’ when in reality they are using the truth as a weapon to hurt us or someone else. Truth is important, but we need to be conscious of why and how we express something that may be hurtful to another. Truth and Compassion are important values that at times may pull in different directions. At NHI, we learn that compassion, and compassionate truth-telling, is a healing modality in its own right. Massage, compassion, the truth, empty cups and full-hearted living are among the healing skills our students learn.