There’s a lot of suffering in our world these days. How can we maintain our compassion when we’re preoccupied with work, or looking for work, and the demands of our own personal lives?
Others are without hope for adequate income and some worry incessantly about money. Stress and anxiety are always with them.
Even if they have time to devote to others, many people find it hard to remember to do that on a regular basis.
We become preoccupied with our personal dramas, and easily forget to address the wounds of others.
And there are plenty of wounds!
We humans are encased in emotions. These emotions are almost visible because they affect a person’s aura and facial expressions – even their posture, and the way they walk and talk.
By careful observation we can learn a lot about what people have gone through in the past, what traumas they experienced, and what pain they’ve felt.
If we knew, or at least sensed and understood the life stories our neighbors carry with them, would we ever be angry with them or hold a grudge?
Most people respond to kindness.
People are like sponges absorbing gentle, compassionate vibes. Human beings crave this as if it is a vital missing nutrient, long-absent from their diets. They are looking for love to fill that hole in their hearts.
Some have constructed walls around their hearts – some quite thick – to keep others out, even people who are friendly and compassionate. You may not be able to get through to them – they are way too cautious now to trust anyone. This happens because of pain in their past.
You won’t be able to relate to everyone because some don’t want the contact…. however the spirit talks while the body walks. Even though the person needing compassion and love has their back turned, you can send them vibrations of love and still have a beneficial effect on their lives.
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Mindfulness means – remembering who we are, and knowing through each moment what we’re really here to do during our earthly lives.
We’re not here to amass money.
We’re not here to gain favors.
We’re not here to get attention.
No. Not at all.
We’re here to extend our love and compassion to others. We’re here to learn to do so mindfully, daily.
All the rest may come with time, or it may not. But still, we must focus on our prime objective. Loving others.
Remembrance of love is crucial to our development as human beings – as spirits in human bodies.
What Is Love?
There’s a lot of confusion in the world about what love is.
Love is real.
It isn’t just a passing feeling or temporary attraction.
Love vibrates from the center of our beings.
Everyone has it.
Some have built walls around their spiritual love. If you are one of them, remove a brick from that wall and peek inside. You will be amazed at what you see!
Love is obscured by the cloud of human distractions.
We’ve all got distractions, such as children, noisy neighbors, demands at work, television sets, and our own non-stop-talk mental processes.
That’s why people meditate.
Meditation is about stilling the mind and feeling the love.
It takes a while. If you’re new to the meditation process, be gentle with yourself and be patient. It works.
What you can learn from meditation.
1. You can learn the meaning of true love by feeling it within.
2. You can learn to be calm and balanced, preparing for your work in the chaotic world we live in.
3. You can move beyond your mental activity into a world of bliss.
4. You can learn to appreciate each breath you take.
When we slow down, calm down, meditate, and remember what’s important in life, it often comes to this… we must learn to take care of and nurture ourselves, then offer our gifts to others.
Of the many gifts you could give to another human being, among the greatest are understanding, compassion, and love.