Monday, October 11, 2010

Compassion (cont.)

What is left? What is our intention when we are expressing compassion?

Perhaps it is knowing that they are whole and perfect just where they are. Recognizing their divinity while they are in the midst of struggle might seem ineffective and inadequate in the face of their plight. When have you tried it? Try it today and let me know how its working for you.

Maybe it's honoring their journey as it takes this path that can feel so painful and appear so unfair. Maybe it's honoring the choices and all the situations and events and people that have brought them to this perfectly imperfect moment.

Maybe it's holding with them their potential that is more than this situation. Maybe it is recognizing the power that they possess to re-create their life in a beautiful way that is totally unique to them.

Compassion isn't about me.

It's about them.

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1 comment:

Bob Wuest said...

Tonglen meditation for compassion: