The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Pope John Paul II
You can be happy!
In this moment.
You can make the choice.
But, if you are like most of us, it is not always that easy.
Compassion for others has the power to totally transform what you are feeling and immediately give you an inner sense of well being through the thoughtfulness you are giving to others.
When you are “feeling” for someone else you can’t help but to raise your own vibration.
- Put yourself in the other person’s position. It can be difficult to feel compassionate during an argument. Try to take the other person’s perspective. Look beyond any feelings of hostility. Seek common ground and opportunities for compromise.
- Listen respectfully to others. Even if we hold different views, we can listen with an open mind to what others are saying. It’s easier to sustain compassion when people feel like they’ve been treated fairly.
- Be considerate of others’ wishes. Being flexible goes hand in hand with being compassionate. If your top priority is to create a better situation for everybody, you’ll be willing to consider alternative approaches instead of sticking to your familiar habits.
- Focus on other people’s good qualities. Often, we naturally feel compassion for people we love. By noticing others’ positive attributes, you can extend affectionate feelings toward more people than just your “inner circle.” You’ll also be able to respond constructively in less comfortable situations. ….. see full list
The main goal is to shift your mind from “you” thinking to more of a “how can I help” position. When you do, notice how it makes you feel. When you try to make someone else feel better… YOU FEEL BETTER!
Who is in need of some extra compassion right now?
What are some of the best ways you can show it?
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