Cultivating compassion has always been one of my biggest struggles. My culture rewards people who produce results, regardless of who you may have to step on to make it happen along the way. Success became my Tao. Money became my God. Compassion was little more something I would fake in order to close a sale.
And the hole inside of me grew.
As I explore this new path of love and peace, I am delighted by the rewards I receive through the cultivation of compassion. One of my very favorite ways to meditate is to become mindful of my loving actions toward others, the loving words that I use to build others up, and truly listening to others – truly being present for them. Being present for another person is one of the most compassionate and loving gifts that you could ever offer them. If you notice that someone is acting in a negative way, understand that it is likely a product of their hurts, and show them love.
And please, if you would, share with me the ways that you enjoy being compassionate.
May you find peace in the bloom of each new moment 🙂