Compassion (vs. Indifference)
Helping those in need
To practice Compassion I will:
- Stop to help
- Listen when others want to talk
- Give of my resources to help those in need
- Look for lasting solutions
- Comfort others without regard to race, gender, faith, age, or nationality
Compassion is fairly easy to understand once you learn it is an active state – the “make a difference” state. It’s about being sensitive to the hurts of others and seeking ways to heal those hurts. Self-compassion is doing the same thing for ourselves when we recognize our own failings and hurts. In understanding and acknowledging our own failures and pain, we can be more sensitive to what others are feeling. By healing ourselves first, we can be stronger and more helpful for others.
This month turn the noun Compassion into an action verb.
“Give children at least as many chances to show compassion as they have to be competitive. ”
– Erica Layman
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ”
– Dalai Lama