Eve Decker Dharma Musician and Teacher

Fourth Song on IN: Chants of Mindfulness and Compassion – My Grateful Heart

Posted by in Bay Area Concert, IN: Chants of Mindfulness and Compassion, New CD Release, Self Compassion, Tools for Loving Ourselves

My Grateful Heart The fourth song on the new CD, “IN: Chants of Mindfulness and Compassion”, is called My Grateful Heart. It was written by Laura Fannon, a member of the Threshold Choir (groups of mostly women who sing at the bedsides of the dying). The words go like this: My grateful heart, so filled with years of living Memories flow by me, like petals on a stream My grateful heart, forgives so many sorrows Brings peace that lasts forever Illuminates the dream   Dr. Fred Luskin, founder of the…read more


Self Compassion

Posted by in Self Compassion, Tools for Loving Ourselves

Hi from Eve! This blog post is on the topic of self compassion – a conscious practice that can really change how we relate to our own pain, and bring a lot of peace. How can self compassion help us? The literal translation from Latin of the word compassion is ‘to suffer with’. I understand this to mean that when we are in a place of compassion, we have the courage to stay present with suffering (rather than deny it, minimize it, or avoid it). There is an inherent kindness…read more