Monday, 20 January 2014

Compassion is About Opening Your Eyes

Compassion is About Opening Your Eyes to the Bigger Picture

Bigger Picture
What is the bigger picture, and how do we stay focused on it? The bigger picture view point is all about being able to see through time and space and not just what is in front of you at any given moment. Most of us see our lives and what is happening to us, as if it is separate from the world and everything else that is going on.

The Truth
The truth is that we are not separate from everything thats going on. We are intrinsically and deeply connected to the world around us. It may sound a bit like something from a sic-fi movie, but science is confirming what spiritual gurus and yogis have been saying for centuries.

We are One
The problem we have is that most of us can't feel or see this "one connection" and that is why we have a hard time buying into its existence in the first place. Also owning up to this deep connection to everything around us, would mean that we can no longer blame everybody else for our problems.

Living the Truth
It would mean that we need to take full responsibility for how we contribute to everything that is going on around us, and even the stuff that is going on millions of miles away from us on the other side of the globe. We would have to consider how our actions, thoughts and beliefs contribute to the overall reality we call life on earth.

Contribute Now
Are we really doing everything we can to contribute to a better now, or are we waiting for someone else to do something to make our lives better and make the world better.  Its starts with the simple things like whether we recycle, or become more aware of how certain things like the food we eat, the furniture we buy, may affect the planet and the world more negatively than we previously realized.

Compassion is an Action
Being a more conscious and compassionate person should not be something we do to impress others, but something we do because we genuinely care for the wellbeing and happiness of all people around the world. Whether we like them, or agree with the culture or politics, real compassion goes beyond that and returns to the fact that we are all connected and everything we do, say or think has an effect on how the world is. Take action now, to develop a more profound view of your role in this world.

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