Judgment negates compassion. Compassion cures judgment.
Good Saturday, my friends. My apologies for the late post today. Compassion and judgment are like matter and anti-matter. They utterly destroy each other on contact. Judging less automatically raises your compassion. Judging more utterly destroys your compassion. It’s a zero sum game.
Power Hack: When you catch yourself judging yourself, other people, other groups of people, you’re literally destroying your ability to be more compassionate. Conversely, you can eliminate judgment by simply allowing yourself to feel more compassion toward anyone or anything.
They key in this equation is greater awareness. Consciously cultivate your sense of compassion for the world around you and your judgment will decrease. Consciously choose not to judge when you feel like judging and watch your compassion increase.
Here are five fantastic compassion quotes to inspire you to make compassion the great work of your life.
- If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Sharon Salzburg
- I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. ~Lao Tzu
- Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. ~Albert Einstein
- If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai Lama
- If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Suzan Lori-Parks
Compassion, my friends, is ALWAYS in fashion!
One of the great things about little kids is they are not as afraid as we adults to not know what they want. It’s totally OK sometimes to not know what you want. Stay with it. Go within. Your answers are there.
I’ve always been a quotes person. I enjoy finding new quotes and using them to motivate me. I often coin new motivational quotes that come to me and have posted many of them on the web over the years with the hashtag #rayquote. For me, quotes like these often cut through cobwebs in my mind, shaking loose new ideas, perspectives, and paths forward. I hope at least one inspires you today!
Here are seven #rayquotes to provoke thought and inspire change.
- Stress is what you feel when you’ve lost sight of your WHY. When your WHY is strong, so are you.
- We are either doorways for fear in this world or doorways for love.
- It costs nothing to believe in yourself and everything not to.
- A well-studied loss is worth a dozen mindless victories.
- A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it. (This one has become quite famous showing up on t-shirts, in books, and on quotes sites.)
- Adversity is not failure. Adversity is fuel.
- When you unleash your best you can undo your worst.
Have a fantastic day, my friends! Thank you so much for reading and sharing these blogs.
John Muir (1838-1914) was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and philosopher who was an early advocate of protecting wilderness in The United States. He is sometimes called “The Father of the National Parks.”
He wrote numerous essays about nature, especially the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The famous environmental club he helped form – The Sierra Club – remains a force in conversation today. He was instrumental preserving Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.
Here are five of his most inspiring quotes about nature.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
We all travel the Milky Way together, trees and men.
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
Earth has no sorrow that Earth can’t heal.
The mountains are calling and I must go.
You can find a more extensive list of Muir quotes on the TAS Quotes page.
Eleanor Roosevelt was much more than a first lady. She was a visionary who pushed her husband in progressive directions and a philosopher and social commentator of enormous stature.
Check out more Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes on the TAS website.
Here are some motivational quotes by people born on February 15.
Galileo Galilei (Astronomer, philosopher 1564-1642)
- You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him find it within himself.
- I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
- I never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.
Susan B. Anthony (American Women’s Rights Advocate 1820-1906)
- Independence is happiness.
- The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball – the further I am rolled the more I gain.
- Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.
Jeremy Bentham (British Philosopher 1748-1832)
- Every law is an infraction on liberty.
- The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.
- Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.
Louis XV (King of France 1638-1715)
- There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.
Alfred North Whitehead (British philosopher 1861-1947)
- No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
- Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.
- Speak out in acts; the time for words has passed, and only deeds will suffice.
Jane Seymour (Actress 1951-)
- You have to count on living every single day in a way you believe will make you feel good about your life – so that if it were over tomorrow, you’d be content with yourself.
- I know that the purpose of life is to understand and be in the present moment with the people you love. It’s just that simple.
- Being creative is my idea of heaven.