We hear this word from many different places and people. Yet when it comes giving compassion, for some of us, it is easier to give compassion to others than to ourselves.
Stop just this one moment. Breathe in. Breathe out.
Now, again, breathe in but this time breathe in the word, “Compassion” and then breathe out the word “Compassion”. Feel a white clear light enter your body with each ‘in-breath’. Feel a white clear light released with each ‘out-breath’.
When we allow ourselves to receive compassion we are saying we are worthy of love. Allow compassion to enter your life so that you may understand and return it to all beings.
~ Debra Saturday
We must see that when we feel anger, we are not reacting to the person who harmed us, but to that person’s hatred. Their hatred has blinded them. They were unable to stand up for themselves. They submitted completely to their anger. Even though they think they are doing something great, consider how stupid they have actually been. They have become total slaves of their hatred. Who is a better candidate for compassion than that? ~ Gelek Rimpoche
“Try making a commitment to getting into the meditation posture at least once a day. You don’t have to sit for any particular length of time, just get on the cushion. A lot of times, the hardest part is getting there. Once you’re sitting down, you think, ‘I might as well sit for a few minutes,’ and more often than not, you’re getting full sessions in.” ~ Insight Meditation Society co-founder, Joseph Goldstein