I have done some of this already this week and am trained (from my counselor) how to funnel my thoughts but doing it is easier said than done. I’m looking forward to trying some of these suggestions.
What is Compassion?
|Core Essay on Compassion|
Compassion is as simple as recognizing that all of humanity are your peers. They all feel pain and suffering. They all wish for greater things. They all have passions and Lovers and desires. They all have a life they wish they could be living. Living in Compassion is recognizing that we should always be treating others the way that we ourselves would want to be treated. If we would not want to be told we have a weird nose, then we should not tell someone else they have a weird nose. Even if it is followed by a giggle and a “just teasing”. These little comments still hurt.
When directed outwardly we see that charity arises not so much from Generosity, but rather from Compassion. The donations that help support charities are definitely acts of Generosity. But charitable work itself is actually Compassion…
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