To me (and all of what follows is my position and not meant to preach to anyone), to practice compassion for those who are "suffering" implies that I am somehow in a better situation than the other being, that in some way I am better off and the other person really does have need for what is a subtle form of pity. I think it is disrespectful to any being to have compassion for them. It is in the eyes of the beholder that the other person is somehow not OK the way they are. It is projection and judgement. No matter what things look like in this world of duality, what roles we play, etc. the integrity and power of any sentient life form, and justification for complete respect should never be doubted.
Compassion Very Different From Pity
July 17, 2010, 8:13 pm
Compassion doesn’t mean that we feel we are better than the other being. The feeling of superiority is pity when we feel they are inferior to our higher level of awareness. Compassion coupled w/ respect & patience for the position & sovereignty of the other person is beneficial empathy.
We can fully empathize w/ others, or be compassionate, w/o lowering our frequency to be in the same emotional place they are occupying. This is understanding the process of us all being on the SAME journey, honoring that it is the same place in their journey where we were just a precious few steps ago & which honors their being in charge of their growth. We can have the wisdom not to presume that we know what is needed for their journey while having concern about their growth & a willingness to offer what comfort, guidance, or wayshower tips that might be useful for their growth. It is, of course, their responsibility to be in charge of this journey & select what is useful for them.
L Like The Way You Put It :)
July 17, 2010, 1:16 am
sounds awe fully like me EYE :)
l don't do compassion either lol
pretty much though truth betold life has shown me firsthand
nothing is separate from the ALL come first LIGHT freedom born RISEN SUN
compassion comes through LOVE NATURAL understanding of the two being made HOLY of the ONE
of course the TWO being masculine & feminine ENERGYWISE DIVINE partnership all ready won
thankyou for your courageous point of view
Lack Of Understanding.....
July 16, 2010, 11:32 pm
I don't know why you suddenly realized that compassion is not a good thing -
Quote : " One compassionate word, action, or thought can reduce another
person's suffering and bring him joy. One word can give comfort and confidence,
destroy doubt, help someone avoid a mistake, reconcile a conflict, or open the
door to liberation. One action can save a person's life or help him take
advantage of a rare opportunity. One thought can do the same, because thoughts
always lead to actions. With compassion in our heart, every thought, word, and
deed can bring about a miracle. "
Compassion and pity are two very different things - perhaps a little investigation
on the true meaning would clarify things for you.
As we ascend, we become more aware of the fact that by showing love and compassion
to another soul, we are doing the same to ourselves.
Then, when you ascend even further, you will realize that there IS NO other -
We are all reflections of the same Divine Flame.
Namaste friend, Tara *~~
July 16, 2010, 10:35 pm
I don't think pity, or even sympathy, are the same energy as compassion. And yes,
I believe that compassion is an energy, or a frequency, that is available for us
to 'tap into' and feel at any time.
To my view compassion is just one more aspect of how the energy of Love expresses
itself. Compassion isn't feeling sad or sorry FOR someome, it's more like SHARING
their pain because you recognize the ONEness of all humanity. I tend to think that
compassion is sorta like hopping into the other persons 'negative' energy and
carrying it with them for awhile. You know...try to lighten the load they carry.
Afterward we must rebalance our lives. Compassion never takes anything away from
Maybe compassion is Love in empathy?
July 16, 2010, 8:27 pm
I have recently had compassion shown towards me as am having a challenging time, and it has come from wise people further along on their spiritual journey than I. It is much appreciated and helps to maybe learn the lessons of the experience more quickly when one is too mixed up in the emotion - help in clarification. When people have had similar experiences they can guide you as to how to view so you know how to access the lessons that need learning.
If there is no compassion does that not make us all into cold robots?
Pity is something else - and that is one I am working on when trying to access compassion regarding people that have annoyed me - when I try to turn the annoyance/anger into compassion by seeing their point of view it does flip into pity - which is my ego I presume trying to still control. compassion feels very different.
As we are all one - showing compassion when others are suffering is helping and supporting ourselves.
This can be overdone - if it is overdone you are taking that persons power away from them and dealing with it for them - which is projection and judgement.
Interesting post - it has helped me clarify somethings - as I have typed my answer.
Thank you :)
To Do It All
July 16, 2010, 8:25 pm
gives depths of understanding, of source/creators diversity.
to do, the experiment/experience be it mental, physical,
emotional, spiritual, dark mood, light mood.
("can i give you a hand mate, to carry that water
and/or chop that wood."
i enjoy working with company, but if your enjoying your
own company today, that,s okay.)
some people do compassion without even knowing it.
if you think and analyse compassion to see what it
is, that,s what you,ll get, an analysis.
no depth, only assumption.
compassion in it,s truth is awe inspiring,
to give an assumption is to voice,
i know, i know, i know
but i have experienced nought.
meaning of assumption:
("supposing a thing without proof.")
a great post for accelerated learning.
blessed be rosie
July 16, 2010, 7:41 pm
I don't know if I'd see it that way as much as compassion comes from an empathy towards another, not necessarily a 'power' structure...
pity has more of the connotation of 'power' similar to what Emmanuel said about 'sympathy'
it really comes from an intent or how you define it for yourself... for me I practice compassion when I empathize with someone because I suddenly 'see' their point of view - walk in the shoes so to speak and you learn the road of compassion as you see the other in yourself.
interesting talking point - thank you
COMPASSION Needs To Be In
July 16, 2010, 6:02 pm
COMPASSION needs to be in this world!
That is why there is the Victim and Abuser merry go round.
Is it going to interfere with your ascension?
So why not?
July 16, 2010, 5:58 pm
Thank you for your wonderful perspective. From my experience, what I think you are referring to is 'sympathy.' That is when we 'feel sorry' for others by lowering our vibration to 'feel' with them.
True Compassion is seeing the person or situations for 'who they really are' which is a Divine Omni being experiencing more of her/himself in this physical body. So we hold this space of knowing, even when they 'forget' who they are and buy into the 'suffering.' By holding this divine & sacred space of compassion for the other person, they eventually step into that divine sacred space & remember who they really are. That is compassion.
Have a miraculous day!
I Totally Understand Where
July 16, 2010, 3:56 pm
I totally understand where you are coming from..... BEING the detached observer is PURE LOVE unlimited and allows each to BE who they are and where they are accepting their own self-responsibility and self-accountability...no one can change another, and in my experience it is best to let each be who and where they are in their own experience/s..frees me then to BE in mine.
Thank you for sharing your view on this.