Being rewarded, is that receiving you a financial salary for what you do in life? Or is it a more spiritual path as spoken of by luminaries like His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra and Carolyn Myss.
Above me, there is a flier advertising the Compassionate Voices Community Choir quoting words such as Rejoice, Improve, Connect and Learn. If this is what being Compassionate has to offer I’m on board.
In our busy lives, compassion is one of those things that is easy to drop out, for ourselves and others. So let’s have a look at what society has said to remind us not to do that over the centuries:
1. I recently read a quote that said do not complain for 24 hours, not even once and your life would transform. I can imagine the same applies for judging oneself and others.
2. Putting life off is not a part of a Compassionate journey. it would be like being in the now moment to moment. How much more would you get done if you did not procrastinate over things: Do It Right Now.
3. Grandparents are old, even older than our parents, and our younger siblings, why do they cling so hard? These are ideas you need to transform because you will probably be all these things sometime in your life.
4. Always have a mirror around so that you can remember you always have someone to practice compassion with, the most important person in your life: Compassion.
5. Compassion has some worth housemates, these are some of them.
6. Compassion, another name could be heart to heart surgery: Open Your Heart.
7. How would the world transform if we taught compassion in the education system as well as knowledge? I say it would be a very different place.
8. The compulsory cute animal photo quote, If you don’t ask or act what you think is purely supposition: Rolling In the Deep.
9. As Byron Katie said in her quote we always have someone to practice compassion with. And when we get that down pat we can then open our heart to others.
10. I’m the leader, the leader of the gang of compassion I am, so can you be too: Leader of the Pack.
11. Each of our senses has a purpose that can empower our lives and the world.
12. Probably better known as Uma Thurman’s dad, Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman (born August 3, 1941) is an American Buddhist writer and academic who has written, edited or translated several books on Tibetan Buddhism. He is the Je Tsongkhapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, holding the first endowed chair in this field of study in the United States. He also is the co-founder and president of the Tibet House New York and is active against the People’s Republic of China’s control of Tibet: Om Mani Pad Me Hung.
13. Have compassion for the days to come, keep growing and creating the best day of your life.
14. Thoughts don’t get a lot done, it needs physical actions as well for anything to happen: Would You.
15. They call it the technological revolution, don’t forget the spiritual technologies such as compassion, kindness, serenity, mindfulness and humility.
Remember to look in the mirror when you first get up and say I Love You then go and pass it on to whoever you come across during the day.
Namaste until next time, my dear friends.