Practice a Compassionate Life!

“Feel the pain of others. Understand their strengths and disappointments their hardships and inadequacies and open your heart to them. Realize that everyone is doing the best they possibly can. Judge no one. But rather, cradle all humanity in your heart.”

My Friends,

One of the most important things I have practiced in my life is Compassion. Compassion for every person I meet, from a street person begging for money to a wealthy person who lacks happiness. My philosophy is that everyone is doing the best they can with what they have.

It is our responsibility as spiritual, positive beings to practice Compassion for everyone. Understand that like you and I everyone has a different story, not everyone deals with things the same way and not everyone has an open heart and that we must not make assumptions based on race, sexuality, religion or whatever difference one might have but embrace our differences for we are more alike then you may believe.

We need to be examples, we need to be the person to, as Ghandi once said “Be the change we want to see in the world”

So today when you see that person begging for money give them a dollar, tell them they are beautiful. When you see that wealthy person getting out of their fancy new car with a grumpy look on their face, say hello and tell them they look wonderful and watch their eyes sparkle with appreciation.

We must never make assumptions and always be compassionate because as my mother use to say “never judge a person till you’ve walked a mile in their shoes”

You are amazing, keep shining!

Shayne

brought to you by VividLife Radio, your ultimate lfe resource

http://www.vividlife.me

Views: 41

Comment

You need to be a member of iPeace.us to add comments!

Join iPeace.us

Comment by terry on May 29, 2009 at 12:10pm
tonglen
Comment by Nina Goncharova on May 29, 2009 at 10:29am
Dear Sayne, this is great what you are telling and I do live this way and you are right it transformes the world arround us - I am happy to know you

Love

Nina
Comment by Bhaskar on May 29, 2009 at 7:29am
Hi Shayne,

Yes it is way of living, we are all sharing and living one life.
it leads to peace of mind, a peacefull mind can tune with eternily or truth.

best regards
bhaskar
Comment by Linda M on May 29, 2009 at 5:02am
I believe having compassion for other's is a geniune act of kindness. It goes hand in hand with not being judgemental towards another...whether you know them or not. How often does one judge a person just on sight alone....whether it is the person's appearance, action or physical presence. I would venture we have all been quilty of that at least once in our lives.

It is far kinder and compassionate to be open to other's dispite first impressions. What is difficult is that the world today makes it harder to trust someone you do not know. Unfortunately, evil lurks everywhere and that is why so many people are hurt or more.

Yes, it is good to be open to this, but, also one must be realistic in this world....give people the benefit of a doubt, but always go with your gut instinct until you clearly see what is in front of you.

I feel we must all pray for those that are unfortunate, living in extreme poverty and under cruel dictators....they need all our compassion and caring and help. Namaste' to all
Comment by mary k. agresti on May 29, 2009 at 3:31am
Thanks to all of you for these messages on compassion, whether to share some wonderful practices or to write about some struggle toward trying to be a more compassionate person. One thing that has been helpful to me, that I learned from a very wise woman, was to step back instead of reacting when someone does or says something that gets your anger or defensiveness going, and say to yourself "what is that person's NEED to say or do that thing which upsets me". Sometimes under the right conditions, usually when you have some rapport with that person, you might even ask it of them. It goes a long way as an assistance in learning not to take things personally. One book I found very helpful was "The Four Agreements", one of the agreements being not to take anything personally. It is hard to be compassionate when you are reacting judgementally or angrily or defensively. Understanding someone helps us to be more compassionate and less reactive. Understanding ourselves and developing a greater self-awareness helps us to be more understanding to others. It is quite a challenging process. Being more aware of those things that "trigger" us can be a very painful process - we probably wouldn't have those triggers or areas of sensitivity if we hadn't been wounded. But isn't that part of what makes us all human - aren't our trials and tribulations what often make it easier to "walk in someone else's shoes"? Yes, it is a process and I like to think I am making some progress. Being part of iPeace and learning from all of you who are willing to share yourselves and your very humanness helps me in this process toward being a more compassionate person and I thank all of you.
Peace and Blessings always, Mary A.
Comment by maria banks on May 29, 2009 at 2:16am
Hi Janie Lee,

Great topic, A very effective tool I use continually to get myself back into a place of feeling compassion for another, which has been given so generously by Harry Palmer/Author of The Avatar Course materials and the book Living Deliberately is as follows:

A Gift of Wisdom
The Compassion Exercise
This exercise can be done anywhere people congregate. It should be done on strangers, unobtrusively, from some distance. Try to do all five steps on the same person

1. With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: "Just like me, this person is seeking some happiness for his/her life".

2. With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: "Just like me, this person is trying to avoid suffering in his/her life".

3. With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: "Just like me, this person has known sadness, loneliness and despair."

4. With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: "Just like me, this person is seeking to fulfill his/her needs."

5. With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: "Just like me, this person is learning about life."

I have found this tool also very helpful when I imagine the person in my life I have judged. It gives me a shift in perception and I feel a reconnection on a SOUL level.
Comment by Janie Lee, M.Ed. on May 29, 2009 at 1:38am
I need to work on this I think, friends help too. In a way I am sad this moment, I started somewhat of a conflict recently as a reaction to my own pain and what I was seeing happening and I didn't maybe even have to start that. I do think that compassion ahead of time is way better than after the facts. Why is it that hindsight is always so much better than future? I wanted something today that I didn't get, I can't take that out on those around me or my world, what I can do is say okay, I can live with this and then breathe in and breathe out, that is about all that I can do sometimes, what about you? Thanks for the post!
Comment by Valerie Melfi on May 29, 2009 at 1:28am
Hi, Shayne, I've very much enjoyed reading your message, and feel absolutely in harmony with it. Can I introduce you to a group I've opened on iPeace that introduces us to CHRIST'S LETTERS. It's called CHRIST RETURNS - SPEAKS HIS TRUTH. What you have written here is part of His Message. Much LOVE and many Blessings, Valerie.

Latest Activity

Sandra Gutierrez Alvez updated their profile
Oct 1, 2022
DallasBoardley updated their profile
Feb 8, 2022
RADIOAPOLLON1242 AIGOKEROS PANOS updated their profile
Feb 2, 2022
Shefqet Avdush Emini updated their profile
Jul 2, 2021
Ralph Corbin updated their profile
Jun 25, 2021
Marques De Valia updated their profile
Mar 24, 2021
SSEAYP - South-East Asian Youth liked David Califa's discussion Flash Banners Here
Feb 29, 2020
SSEAYP - South-East Asian Youth updated their profile
Feb 29, 2020

© 2023   Created by David Califa. Managed by Eyal Raviv.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service