Good Friday evening, my friends. I hope your week ended on a high note today.
Here’s a proposition for you. Let compassion be your compass. Let compassion be your passion.
These two phrases embody a life lived with compassion rather than anger. In this recording, you hear a series of encouragements for more compassion in the world followed by a series of compassion affirmations.
There are few things the world and each of us need more of than compassion. Like all the hard stuff, it must begin with us. If not us, then who?
Stay passionate and compassionate in your life this weekend!
Compassion is among the most selfless emotions human beings are capable of. Yet, it’s more than a feeling. It’s something we can put into action in our lives and in the world. It’s the concept that reminds us that, despite our many differences, we are all together here in the same situation. We’re having this challenging human experience on a tiny blue marble spinning around in a vast dark universe.
It manifests in kindness, selflessness, empathy. It changes relationships and it changes the world. Equally importantly, compassion begins with yourself. Having compassion for yourself makes it that much easier to have it for others.
Maybe, just maybe, we can treat each other like tight-knit kin we truly are.
By now you know, that I love coining quotes on topics. I call them Rayquotes. Here are my best 13 on the topic of compassion.
Challenge your blindspots and prejudices to a duel of logic and compassion. Would they survive?
Compassion costs so little and spends so well.
If you look around you today, you will see endless opportunities for compassion.
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