Sheryl Crow says “if compassion was the motivating factor behind all our decisions, would our world not be a completely different place?” I say absolutely.
How can compassion come into the equation when we talk about the Law of Attraction? It does in each and every day, through the things we do and the way we react to whatever situations are presented to us.
When we stop and look at what is currently around us, we can see how modern technology and society have allowed people to feel we have a right to express exactly what is at the forefront of their mind, without giving consideration or compassion to the effects of what we are about to say or do. How frequently do we see reality shows or news items bring peoples harsh comments towards innocents, who are only trying to make a break in their life’s journey. Did they stop to think how it may feel to be in that person’s shoes?
Life is challenging enough and we are facing challenges each and every day. We want and need words of encouragement, love and warmth. Whether we succeed or fail, so it’s disheartening to think without compassion we may miss the love and abundance that is surrounding us.
Here are some tips to enable you to bring compassion into your life.
Life isn’t perfect. And as a friend recently said ‘you don’t have to be perfect, to be perfect.’ But looking at what has been presented to us, what lessons we must learn, and looking at these through the eyes of compassion, will enable us to see things differently and enable us to see the good in the lesson we had to learn.
Facing a difficult situation
How easy it could be to run. But, how much would it eat at you that you never dealt with the situation. You never brought compassion to that situation or person that has created a difficult situation in your life. Breathe, breathe deep long breathes. Review the situation and look at a compassionate way in which you could deal with it. Whether it be expressing to the person how made you feel or suggesting alternatives to resolve the situation. It may also be a situation of facing your own ego and realising a ‘Sorry’ and an explanation is in order.
Take one more step
We so easily become complacent in doing things our own way. Have you ever thought to allow someone else to have it their way, and not always your way? In our day-to-day life, this can be as simple as allowing our partner or family member to have the remote control, or going to the movies allowing someone else to have a choice for a change. Or how about the things we do day in and day out, opening a door and letting some else through first, allowing someone else your seat on public transport if they’re pregnant or elderly or looking like they truly needed it more than you.
Give a random gift
We never truly know what is happening in someone else’s life. We can make our own speculations. Why not make someone’s day by a random act of kindness. You could buy a stranger or work colleague a coffee, sending flowers to a friend, ring someone you have spoken to for a while, give a homeless person $20 or buy them some food, send someone you love a card to tell them so or simply ask if a person if they’re okay. Showing your compassion, and seeing their smile is one of life’s simple pleasures.
What are you going to do today to bring compassion into your life? Or are you going to surprise someone with a little compassion gift?