Compassion is not Weakness
Compassion, tolerance and kindness are not signs of weakness. In fact, they are signs of an open heart, love and STRENGTH. Conversely, those who lack these traits are often conflicted, confused and frustrated with their lives.
When we treat others with compassion, we not only share our love in an effort to help another, we strengthen our own souls and become even more open to receiving universal light. When we are not compassionate, but instead intentionally evil toward someone who is in pain...our soul becomes stained and hardened. Our progress, learning and growth process is retarded...and in most cases...reversed.
If you are with me so far, please understand the differences between these responses to someone who is in pain and suffering:
SYMPATHY: Observing and understanding another's pain and suffering.
EMPATHY: Observing and understanding another's pain and suffering, but it resonates with you because you have had the same or similar experience in your life.
COMPASSION: Observing and understanding another's pain and suffering, but with a genuine desire to help and alleviate another's pain and suffering.
When I can, I choose compassion. Sympathy really does not help either party. Empathy can result in the transference of the pain and suffering you are trying to help resolve. Everyone needs help from time to time, so don't forget how powerful and long lasting karma can be. Karma is a force that cannot be sidestepped.
Be powerful, strong, determined and free...while simultaneously being understanding, compassionate, tolerant and kind to others. It is possible.
"The art of peace is based on four great virtues: Bravery, Wisdom, Love and Friendship, symbolized by Fire, Heaven, Earth and Water". - Morihei Ueshiba.
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