I have been thinking about my own nature of understanding lately and my behaviour towards others. It led me to the word compassion. I think this is what is lacking in the world.
"Respect all manners of man regardless of their station in life. Compassion is one of the greatest virtues". Anthony Cermona
First we need to cultivate compassion for ourselves before we can have compassion for others. When we are hard on ourselves to tend to be hard on others too. We start to judge others' behaviours and the rights and wrongs of the world. It is not always easy to be compassionate, I know because I start to get irritated when I hear someone complaining about their life when they are not willing to anything about it. When I should understand that every individual is exactly where they are according to their experience of life. Just because I have moved on or expanded in that respect does not give me the right to criticise another for how they feel.
"When you have learned compassion for yourself, compassion for others is automatic." Henepola Gunaratanai
I need to keep reminding myself of compassion when dealing with people on a daily basis. I don't always get it right because telling people how to solve a problem seems to be my first nature instead of just listening. But I am happy to realise when I haven't been just with an individual because I know I'm thinking more with compassion, and maybe next time I will catch myself before the injustice.
"I think we learn more from the most imperfect relationships - things like forgiveness and compassion." Andrea Thompson
Lets be more aware of how we feel, speak and act so that we can incorporate compassion in our interaction with ourselves and others my friend.
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." Dalai Lama
I can see in your eyes
Although, you lie
I can tell
All is not well
But I'm here
with a listening ear
To lighten the load you bear
S R Lore
I am a person who is into self development and I am always learning and striving to be the best of myself. I like to empower others to make a difference in theirs and others lives. I also like to express myself creatively through poetry. "I'm an architect, of myself...."