How would your life change if you showed more Compassion to yourself and others?
Pity is defined as ‘sympathetic sorrow’ or ‘something to be regretted’.
Mercy has several definitions: compassion shown to an offender; a blessing resulting from divine favor or compassion, a fortunate circumstance; compassion shown to victims of misfortune.
Saturday, Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey hosted a global meditation. The focus was on “Compassion”. While I did not participate in the formal program, I did spend time during the day thinking about how I could become more compassionate towards both myself and others.
This is not the first time I’ve talked about compassion here. In March I blogged about compassion and Monica Lewinsky. She did an impressive Ted Talk that I happened upon. Check out my post and the link to the Ted Talk here.
I’m not debating the merits of compassion in and other itself. Actually I’m not debating anything at all. I am, however, sharing ways we each can have a positive impact on the world around us.
Over the next few weeks my plan is to offer one simple idea each Monday that each of us can practice that will positively impact the world around us. Why? Because I truly believe that each of us can be the change we want to see in the world.
What is one thing you do or can do each day to make a positive change in the world around you?
Judith Ashley is the author of The Sacred Women’s Circle series, romantic fiction that honors spiritual paths that nurture the soul. The fifth book in the series, Hunter, is due out Summer 2015.
Learn more about The Sacred Women’s Circle series here.