This is something I strive to find more of in myself. I sometimes struggle with compassion when it bumps into reality.
I try to be compassionate to others, but there are some situations you know are the result of someone's own decisions. It is harder for me when it is someone close to me. I guess because the situation is within my immediate circle and I am seeing it up close and personal. I also struggle with finding campassion for myself. I'm sometimes hardest on myself. I try to stop myself and just breathe for a moment and grant others, as well as myself, a measure of the grace that accompanies compassion.
Compassion is truly a gift we can gift to each other over and over and it will always mean so much. It can be regifted without ever getting old! Compassion requires a small effort, but what it does for the person who gets wrapped in that warm sentiment is immeasurable. And the beauty is, where compassion is given, it returns to you even bigger. Showing compassion could be something as small as smiling at a stranger, instead of judging anything about them. Giving someone a hug when they look like they need one. No words even need to be spoken for compassion to pass between us. It can be a silent acknowledgement that we are human. That whether we understand or not, we care. Compassion is a gift you can give yourself as well that can result in some inner peace. Compassion is a gift we can all use on a regularly basis, not just special occasions!
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