How compassion helps in your healing



Focus on the things that separate and we will be fractured as a people. Focus on the things that unite and we will watch love blossom.

Want to feel more compassionate toward that irritating neighbor? Just imagine that you both are fans for the same shoe designer and watch the annoyance melt away. According to new novel research by psychologist Paul Condon the mere act of feeling a mild association with another -- that you share a love of gardening or the same baseball team for instance -- creates a connection that can greatly amplify your compassion toward a total stranger, even if that stranger is grating on your last nerve. The striking news is welcome to those who seek peace in the world, both in their personal and outside space.

It makes perfect sense that science is backing what the sages have said forever. The word itself tells the story: compassion comes from the Latin word com pati which means to suffer or bear with.  When we are in sync with another human being - or creature, for that matter -- the walls that separate us from the "other" fall and open that pathway to soul to soul connection.


Compassion heals, believe it

Feeling compassion for another or experiencing someone's compassion toward you heals. This moving story of a Tibetan man who was healed from cancer by the act of a town's compassion and flowers should be enough shift your perspective on the subject.

How to be compassionate when you are not feeling it


Before you can walk in some one's shoes or feel their pain, you must first have to feel like this person is similar to you in some way. Think or visualize that his person shares your love of bacon or romantic comedies or Broadway or anything that truly makes you happy, it might do the trick. YOu  might have to try really hard if the person is really a jerk. But try it today.

When you're compassionate, you sprinkle love in your midst and help in the healing of another and in the process, yourself.

Focus on the things that separate and we will be fractured as a people. Focus on the things that unite and we will watch love blossom.

Deepak Chopra in today's 21 Day "Free to Love" Meditation Challenge put in another way: one compassionate act creates compassion around the world.  It's like the butterfly effect, the flutter of a butterfly's wings in China can create a beautiful trade winds in Africa.

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