Compassion – The Weapon of Mass Construction

COMPASSION, the weapon of peaceful revolutionaries worldwide and throughout all of history.

This is a golden rule that has been illustrated in so many ways that the only reason for people to not notice it is because we don’t want to. A unique characteristic of great importance which has been twisted into some form of weakness. A foolish ploy of the ego to sustain it’s illusory grasp on our consciousness.

The ego being is one of complexity and frailty, a sad state of existence that must consistently consume our energy in order to keep it’s own flaws from becoming visible. Now as our consciousness expands we are all starting to notice the weakness of the ego and how it can not be allowed to dictate our actions if we plan on finding joy in this lifetime.

Now there is the task of becoming more COMPASSIONate, to some it may be a very easy task for others a little more complex. I must clarify this is not just a friendly request but a change of dire necessity. If we as a species do not make a significant change in the way we see each other then the hopes of our children being able to enjoy half of the things we do are non existent.

How does one become more COMPASSIONate? I don’t pretend to be the only resource on this but I can gladly share a few practices from my own life that have really helped me enjoy the amazing results of compassion.

First thing for you to do is to think of your favorite restaurant,the next time you order some food from there make sure you add one more order for another person. Then ask the employee to make sure to give it to the next person in line who orders the same thing. This may not seem like a lot but this simple gesture of kindness is also one of the easiest ways for us to relate to other human beings, I know I would enjoy getting a free meal from a stranger and that would make me want to do that for someone else as well.

Another a great way to develop COMPASSION is to take some time out of your day to talk to strangers. In our modern day society we spend a lot of time in isolation although it may be called “social media”. What this really means is that we do not appreciate the present moment and those who are involved in it, instead we spend a great deal of time trying to avoid the people around us and normally just out of convenience. What this does is fairly destructive, it becomes very easy to forget that the person in line with you at the grocery store has all the same thoughts and feelings as you. It’s really hard to be COMPASSIONate when you feel so alienated from your own kind because you don’t interact enough with them to realize that you are one in the same.

“Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, COMPASSION, love, and understanding.” Louis Gerstner

The most important thing you can do towards becoming COMPASSIONate, is putting yourself in the other persons shoes. It’s the simple advice of the generations before us that we have all seem to forgotten as of late. A healthy way of living that yields results beyond the physical means.

If you wouldn’t like to be treated the way your treat others then why would you continue to do so? Because you are no longer thinking about how you would like the treatment you are only thinking about how that person inconvenienced you or made your ego feel threatened. Once you start using this approach to your human interactions you will find that your stress levels will decrease significantly along with your irrational thoughts of aggression.If you could physically see the damage caused by harboring negative emotion I promise you would really want to be more COMPASSIONate if not just for your own health.

Realistically speaking, we seem to forget how much power our thoughts and words have towards one another and throw them around like they are of no consequence. I can wholeheartedly admit that I get hurt by the words of others,just as I enjoy words of encouragement.The simple acts of kindness that can be portrayed through human COMPASSION have more uplifting potential then any amount of money can in a persons life. I consider it similar to the idea of teaching a man to fish instead of giving him a fish, you teach someone that they are equally as important and capable then will be instead of enabling them to survive off the pity of others.

So lets look towards building a better future and agree that COMPASSION is one of the main tools we have available. If we start looking at other people as living reflections of ourselves then we can start to see the greatness that resides within everyone and allow that greatness to manifest in its own unique way.

As always you are worth MORE THAN GOLD.

THANK YOU and I LOVE YOU.

Sam

Below I have provided a link to some more great information about this subject from a college research program.

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_train_the_compassionate_brain

About sardeneaux

Raised as a preacher's kid for most of his adolescence, Sam is a young man who has come value LOVE and AUTHENTICITY more than anything else. Through the creation of MoreThanGold he hopes to provide a space for personal growth that will inspire others to remember their true worth.

Posted on October 16, 2013, in Reflections, Sam and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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