Compassion is the light side of suspicion. Compassion means having an open heartedness. There is an absence of judgment or criticism, and a presence which accepts differences. A compassionate viewpoint focuses upon looking for “what works here; what doesn’t work here; and what could work here.” Suspicion means questioning differences from a viewpoint of “something’s wrong here.”
All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. -Dalai Lama
And as I’ve gotten older, I’ve had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things. -Martin Scorsese
Compassion automatically invites you to relate with people because you no longer regard people as a drain on your energy. -Chogyam Trungpa
Questions to ask:
- Where am I open hearted in my relationships today?
- What questions could I be asking of myself and others?
- Where can I have a more effective, compassionate viewpoint?
- How does dedication, ruthlessness, coaching, participate fully, collaborative, and kind relate to compassion?
- What does compassion feel like energetically? Notice it: experience that feeling.
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