One of the most important spiritual tools you can ever carry with you daily is compassion. Compassion means caring, kindness and a willingness to help others. It does not mean you fix others. It does not mean you fix yourself. No one is broken, but everyone is experiencing. Don’t judge the experience and you won’t judge others or yourself.
Compassion is a pocket tool meaning it’s easy to carry with you and easy to use once you learn how to use it and remember to take it with you. So you may think that you’re a kind person, you care about others and are willing to help them. But what happens when someone does something unkind? What if they’re doing something that could be harmful? What if they are not willing to be helped? This has been all of us in some way at some time or another.
First, you can never know the depth of pain another person is going through. So, don’t judge. Ask yourself these questions: if that person were truly happy would they be acting this way? If that person felt truly loved and cared about, would they treat others this way? The answer is always no.
Our hearts have an energy field. When we experience feelings of compassion that energy field increases and has an impact on the world around us. See, you didn’t fix, you didn’t push yourself on anyone. You simply felt compassion. But when you think of people or events that really set you off, compassion isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Pressing the tips of all your fingers and thumbs in an upright position over your heart connects compassion to action because your hands are always in action in the world. Doing this practice of carrying compassion and connecting it to action balances your inner energy as well. You will physically feel the shift, and since it feels so good, you will want to do it all the time. It’s nice to be hooked on goodness.