Love and Compassion

One thing I always aim to do is to have compassion for my fellow human. Even if I perceive them to be the "enemy", I try to see past the surface and search for their true essence which may be buried deep within.

As I get closer to finishing The Power of Now, I'm learning more about compassion. To quote from the book,

"...the dual nature of true compassion, which is awareness of a common bond of shared mortality and immortality. At this deep level, compassion becomes healing in the widest sense. In that state, your healing influence is primarily based not on doing but on being. Everybody you come in contact with will be touched by your presence and affected by the peace you emanate, whether they are conscious of it or not. When you are fully present and people around you manifest unconscious behavior, you won't feel the need to react to it, so you don't give it any reality. Your peace is so vast and deep that anything that is not peace disappears into it as if it had never existed. This breaks the karmic cycle of action and reaction. Animals, trees, flowers will feel your peace and respond to it. You teach through being, through demonstrating the peace of God. You become the 'light of the world,' an emanation of pure consciousness, and so you eliminate suffering on the level of cause. You eliminate unconsciousness from the world."

In the spirit of love I felt that this passage was so powerful - I just had to share it....

I began to understand the meaning of compassion when I studied psychology in college. I realized that each of us is a product of our environment and most of us grow up doing what we witnessed as children. So when someone acts negatively towards me, I just look at it as just a lack of knowledge or truth. This has helped me be more forgiving and accepting of what is.

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