Compassion

The definition of compassion: a sympathetic awareness of another’s distress, often through unconditional love.

What is the purpose of compassion?

Compassion is the quality that teaches that there is perfection in all things and that we are to have sympathy for others, even though they may not see things the way we do.

Compassion replaces judgment.

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Love

Love, like rain, can nourish from above,

drenching couples with a soaking joy.

But sometimes, under the angry heat of life,

Love dries on the surface and must nourish from below,

tending to its roots, keeping itself alive.

Parenthood

Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them.

Children move on, they move away.

The moments that used to define them,

a mother’s approval, a father’s nod, are covered by moments of their own accomplishments.

It’s not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand.

Their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, store upon stone, beneath the waters of their lives.

Anger vs Forgiveness

Holding anger is like a poison

It eats you from inside

We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us

But hatred is a curved blade

And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.

FORGIVE!

No one is born with anger.

When we die, the soul is freed to it.

Courage by Robert Biswar-Diener

Courage contains two primary internal elements: the willingness to act and the ability to control fear.

When you can successfully curb your fears and boost your ability to take action, you are better able to live a full and virtuous life.

You are more likely to face challenges with grace, connect with and inspire others, and be a force for good.

Taken from: The Courage Quotient: How Science Can Make You Braver

Ancestral Cleansing – Robert Moss

We need to consider ancestral cleansing.

If we’re willing to clear our energy fields of the ancestral energies we don’t want,

then we are ready to do something really interesting and beautiful which is to claim a

connection with the wisdom of the kinds of ancestors we do want to be in contact with.

But we can’t do this until we’ve cleaned out the lower stuff that is hindering us.

Be Gentle With Yourself by Kent Nerburn

Remember to be gentle with yourself and others.

We are all children of chance, and none can say while some fields will blossom, and others lay brown beneath the August sun.

Care for those around you.

Look past your differences.

Their dreams are no less than yours, their choices in life no more easily made.

And give.

Give in any way you can, of whatever you possess.

To give is to love.

To withhold is to wither.

Care less for your harvest than how it is shared, and your life will have meaning, and your heart will have peace.

We Are Born To Fight by Sri Krishna

We are born to fight, there is no choice in the matter.

Our every desire must bring us into conflict.

But we can choose how and whom we will fight.

We can turn our anger against others, or we can turn it against what is selfish and angry in ourselves.

We can use our hands to strike at others or to wipe tears away.