25 Aug Like to be more compassionate? Here are 21 ways!
by Christoper Bueker via PickTheBrain
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion; if you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~Dalai Lama
Ahimsa is the practice of being compassionate. Ahimsa is translated to mean without injury. I think of Ahimsa as the minimization or harm. Sometimes referred to as non-violence, Ahimsa is one of the cardinal virtues associated with Jainism, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
In many Indian life philosophies, ahimsa is inspired by the premise that all living beings all have the remnants of the vital life energy. And as the Dalai Lama words convey, to experience true and lasting happiness in this world, we are to treat other living creatures the way we would like to be treated.
Compassion can be defined as a response to the suffering other sentient beings that motivates or inspires another to offer assistance or help. Compassion moves people to offer physical, spiritual, or emotional help to the pain or struggle of other people or sentient beings.
As people’s mindsets, economies, and governments change, practicing compassion in the world today is critically important in shaping a sustainable future for the next seven generations to come. Here are some ways that we all can practice compassion in our daily lives.
Practice inclusivity. Include more people in the conversation.
Eat consciously. Track down where your food comes from. Research how your food gets to your plate. Make informed, compassionate choices.
Let go of self-sabotaging belief systems.
Use affirmative language. Repeat to yourself as many times as it takes and convince yourself that you are a truly compassionate person.
Be forgiving and understanding.
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