Why is it important for you to be a compassionate person? To learn it, teach it and share it?
Lately the word compassionate has been coming to me.
Because when you have compassion and you’re sharing it, your life becomes better in many ways.
I’m aware we need more compassion in this world and in our own lives.
As I looked up the word compassionate, here are some synonyms that came up:
To have: Sympathy, understanding, empathy, care, concern, love, warmth, gentleness, kindness, and consideration.
In our lives, whether personal or professional, compassion creates a kinder atmosphere.
Compassion involves an authentic desire to help others while creating a positive effect in any situation.
When we treat ourselves and others with compassion, we each have more to share within our relationships, whether personal or at work.
Bonds and trust are established more easily when compassion is present.
Consequently, in any type of work environment, when compassion is present, you and everyone involved, feels supported.
Competition and fear of failure usually aren’t there.
Furthermore, the same goes for our personal relationships. With compassion, they will be stronger, and you will feel more supported and understood.
Because, as it is felt and displayed, our world will be a more peaceful place to live.
Hence, when you reach out and show you genuinely care and want to help others, it inspires them and helps them to feel happier.
Isn’t that how you feel when someone reaches out and shows you that they care, have concern and are ready to help?
It all begins with each of us.
What are things you could do to create more of this in your life?
Edifying or complimenting someone either alone or in the presence of others, is a great way to create an atmosphere of authentic, uplifted energy.
Think back to a time when someone applauded you either alone or in front of a group of people. You felt valued, didn’t you?
As you take the time to compliment someone for their attributes, it’s creating a kinder, gentler, more compassionate relationship, isn’t it?
Because I take time each night to simply ask God for what it is He wants me to know and to move forward on, compassion comes easier for me.
As I do this, I’m opening myself up to receive messages or answers.
Here’s what I say each night:
“God, what is it you want me to know? Help me to hear you, understand and remember what it is you are saying. (It may come in the form of a dream) Then, help me to act, when action is appropriate”.
I would have to say, this consistent exercise each night, has given me answers and helped me to have more faith in my life. I trust I’ll get my answers as I listen.
It has helped me to get out of the way. To allow God to step in. I’ve become slower, more aware of my surroundings, and things flow more easily in my life.
I hope you’ll begin to practice this simple exercise each night as well.
Finally, be compassionate with yourself and others. Those around you will be present more often.
With hope. Love and compassion for you,
PS. Here’s a link to read some quotes about compassion: