Day 11 ~ Compassion Changes Everything ~ 21 Days of Manifesting Hope in Uncertain Times
Compassion is based on the truth that as humans we all have an intrinsic worth and share similar aspirations, fears and struggles. When we feel compassion for one another, we honour and respect that truth.
“The gift we can offer others is so simple a thing as hope.” – Daniel Berrigan
MESSAGE OF THE DAY
In today’s meditation, we discover that the openness and expansion of awareness in a compassionate heart helps to nourish the power of hope in our life.
I meet any situation with loving kindness.
MANTRA + MEDITATION
“Karuna Hum” ~ I am compassion
Here is the link to our daily meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc1VZb35KRQ&list=UUkhHEGY9mk60S7KjI3n4sGw&index=6
REFLECTION JOURNAL QUESTIONS
Write down the names of two or three people you are angry with, envy or hold judgement against. They could be people you know personally or not. Looking at each name, journal about things you know have happened in their life that may cause them to act this way. Eg. If your co-worker is distant, perhaps they have lost someone close to them in the past. When we attempt to understand instead of blindly judging, we realise everyone is doing the best they can from their level of consciousness.
Take the same names, write down 2 positive qualities that apply to each one, as if you were their mother or best friend. Journal about how you could replace some of your judgement and behaviour with these positive qualities when you next run into these people or think of them.
The easiest kind of compassion is love for those dear to you. And this of course also has a powerful transformative effect on both you and the person you love. Write down the names of two or three people you truly care for, and describe ways in which these people have shown you compassion, and how you in turn have shown it to them.
With loving kindness
Light, Love + Peace, Amanda