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About Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist and New York Times best-selling author. He’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and meditation centers worldwide. His books are available in 28 languages and include ResilientHardwiring HappinessBuddha’s BrainJust One Thing, and Mother Nurture. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR.

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Author of Being Peace and Understanding Our Mind

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Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

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Be at Peace with the Pain of Others

Be at Peace with the Pain of Others

Can you stay open to the pain of others? The Practice: Be at peace with the pain of others. Why? Humans are an empathic, compassionate, and loving species, so it is natural to feel sad, worried, or fiery about the troubles and pain of other people. (And about those of cats and dogs and other animals, but I'll focus on human beings here.) Long ago, the Buddha spoke of the "first dart" of unavoidable physical pain. Given our hardwired nature as social beings, when those we care about are threatened or suffer, there is another kind of first dart: unavoidable…

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