The Truth About Compassion

To feel empathy for another requires some level of connection. 

Unfortunately, many of us look for that connection only at the level of identity. As a result, we can only extend “compassion” to those reminding us of who we used to be, who we are, and/or who we aspire to be. 

We reserve it for those we consider equals. Individuals outside of those parameters receive pity at best and scorn at worst.

True compassion arises from the level of the soul. What is recognized is the shared humanity, not shared identity.

Tweet this: Judgment voids compassion.

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Choosing Sides

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The Soul’s Directive

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Tweet this: Bend towards compassion.

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The Danger of Division

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The Way Home

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Once Upon a Time…

tumblr_njttp8aZGs1sjr32yo1_500We’re primed for stories. We grow up on them…but somewhere along the way, they lose their magical themes. We start to tell ourselves harsher, unforgiving tales about who we are in the world. Somehow, the worse a story is, the easier it is to imagine.

Now, many sources will tell you to drop your stories in order to release yourself. But not all stories are bad. You can choose to script your story differently. You can remind yourself of your miraculous origins and tell the stories of infinite possibility. As the storyteller, you can make a different choice.

Tweet this: Stories can impede or empower. Choose wisely.

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A Softer Touch

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It’s easy to grow a thin shell of armor as a response to a sometimes harsh world.

Although the good in the world outweighs the bad, sensational news cycles, compassionless workspaces, and fearful naysayers can skew our perspectives.

When you find yourself reacting to the negative, be reminded that you did not come here to be shaped by hardened but hollow influences. You came to sculpt the world you live in. To dissolve the dysfunction not succumb to it.

Like relentlessly flowing water on rock, your softness is ultimately your power.

Tweet this: Softness can etch a more loving path. 

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A Loving World

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Tweet this: Compassion has no boundaries. Humans do.

 

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What Dr. Wayne Dyer Taught Me

dyer-largerThis past weekend, we lost a prominent face in the “self-help” industry, Dr. Wayne Dyer. I was fortunate enough to hear him speak a few years ago. While I expected his wisdom and wit, I was most struck by his presence.

During what should have been his breaks, he chose to come into the audience to interact one-on-one. As people approached him with urgency, the closer they got to him, their energy would change. You could see a wave of calm that followed wherever he went.

I found it remarkable that he radiated such palpable energy. The urgency dissipated as he made people feel seen and valued.

That is one of the most important lessons he taught me by example. His level of presence affected those that surrounded him.

Every day, through our thoughts, our words, our action and inaction, we are affecting the people around us. We are shaping the world around us by our level of consciousness. This is where compassion starts – the moment in front of you. The present.

Thank you, Dr. Dyer, for your wisdom and your light.

Tweet this: You shift every soul you encounter. Choose to do it consciously. 

 

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The Perfect Gift

woman-hugging-self-lgn2I’ve written before:

Regret is a dis-ease of the past. Worry is a dis-ease of the future. Ease into the now. 

Why is this important?

The stress we often feel is due to unchecked regret and worry. We judge ourselves for decisions made and opportunities missed. We doubt our capabilities for handling future events.

In states of worry and regret there is no space for relief. The now is incredibly important because it is where self-compassion awaits.

The next time you feel overwhelmed by thoughts of the past and the future, ask “What is the most compassionate thing I could do for myself right now?” Then, go do it.

Tweet this: It is only in presence where we can offer ourselves exactly what we need. Kindness.

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