The definition of compassion is a response to the suffering of others that motivates a desire to help. Often we watch TV or hear about a situation and think how we can’t believe something so bad is going on. I know several people who simply have stopped watching the news and don’t want to hear anything negative. While that works for them, it doesn’t for me.
Feeling compassion motivates me to ask myself how I can continue being open to our world & how I can continually improve myself for the welfare of myself & others…
Here are some ideas that you might try to be more compassionate to others….
Thinking about a time when you felt really connected to someone, keep that connection alive and reach out to others for a meaningful conversation. This doesn’t mean resurrecting past toxic relationships, but it does mean being open in the present to whatever represents growth and connection.
Ask how others are doing and mean it. Ask how you can help someone. Do some people just need a kind reassurance?
Make a goal to find time to volunteer doing something, give of yourself to help others. If you can’t find the time, donate 20.00 a month to a charity or cause you feel deeply for.
Proactively be kind to others , say hello.
Of course compassion for others goes along with a trueness & compassion for ourselves. Be aware of areas you need to work on, learn about what you don’t know and create the best version of yourself at this point in your life.