Compassion Has Power for Healing.

Those who have healed or are healing from emotional or physical wounds are typically

compassionate to others experiencing injury, calamity, or distress. We typically think

of compassion as an external act—we somehow “show” compassion, or we “demonstrate”

compassion.   Compassion is an internal feeling and a healing phenomenon that

blossoms forth from us.   It’s like flowers blooming, healing others around us and ourselves

in unison.

Compassion is “the response to the suffering of others that motivates the desire to help.”

Dictionary.com defines it as “a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is

stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.”

There have been times in all our lives when we have felt compassion for another human being or

animal in distress. Every human being has experienced injury, calamity, and distress just by being

born into this World. We are inherently compassionate beings. To be a compassionate person really

does not take any effort or planning; it takes personal responsibility and committed action.

 
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Do You See The Humanity in Others?

How many times have you walked past a homeless person bundled in rags shivering in

the cold without stopping to help?  How many times have you switched the channel from a

commercial for non-profit raising funds for emaciated starving children?  How many times have

you unconsciously used and thrown away a single-use plastic bag?  Millions of pounds ending up

in ocean gyres (garbage dumps) killing millions of birds, fish, and water-bound mammals

In the face of suffering and distress, we need to first recognize that the other person or

creature injured or in distress is a fellow creation.  Together inhabiting this planet with us

deserves our mutual respect and dignity to exist unharmed.  Then, from a beingness of personal

responsibility, we can start to make a difference by taking steps, big or small.   At LifeQuest

Seminars, we believe that we must step into personal responsibility and take action now. We

have an obligation to ourselves and humanity to heal together through compassion.

Albert Einstein put it this way, “A human being is a part of the whole called the universe,

a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as 

something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This

delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection

for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by

widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature

in its beauty.”

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Compassion and Love Exists in Our Hearts

In our true compassionate identities, we are open to connecting and seeing others for the

beautiful, unique fellow beings deserving of our mutual respect and dignity. This revelation

creates the space for compassion and love to exist in our hearts for one another.  We can

access and act from authority with our authentic heart.

 

Life is a journey full of unexpected turns and twists of fate, and one never knows what event

or tragedy is around the corner in the next turn of life. There will come a time in each of our

lives when being shown a little compassion at the right moment will renew our hope. Fully

expressing your compassion, you can provide hope to another.  With hope, our souls are

made peaceful.  With compassion, we can save the lives of others, including our own.

 
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