A word about compassion

By May 6, 2018Uncategorized

Compassion

The concept that religions have been promoting for centuries that, along the way, got shrouded under mundane, wing-clipping rules nobody ever requested. The bringer of peace. The heart of understanding.

 

Compassion

While the theory feels light n fluffy, it can only take you so far. Once felt, it brings an instant release, like the pressure valve was turned and you no longer experience the gut wrenching disgust that makes the huge vein in your forehead throb like a frog on speed.

 

Compassion

Start with yourself. Then show it to others.

 

Compassion

When I first felt it, everything made sense. I realised it all starts and ends with me (in a non self-involved way). I feel frustrated with you because I allow you to take me there. What if I tried to understand you instead? What would change between us?

 

Compassion

Has no room for judgement, hatred, or blood-boiling frustration that skyrockets your stress and clogs your arteries.

 

Compassion

If you’re frustrated with family, ferociously fiery around friends or pissed at your partner … give compassion a try. What happened in your day today? I want to understand – tell me more. Let’s make amends – explain what you saw and heard when we had that fight.

 

Compassion

When a human sees another human as just that. That’s the starting point. And the vantage point. It’s the measure of whether you’re doing compassion well.

 

Compassion

The secret to the kinda love you’ve yearned for since you took your first breath following your first glimpse of light.

 

Compassion

I accept you. I see you. I’m intrigued by the experiences that led you to today.

 

Compassion

It’s a release. From expectancy. From judgement. From the need for acceptance.

 

Compassion

Requires acceptance of yourself before you show it to anyone else. It’s forgiving yourself for whatever flaws get your attention and desperately hold onto it. It’s being at peace with all that you are, and knowing you’ll change. It’s making all of it OK.

 

Compassion

Freedom. Freedom. Freedom.

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