ON ~ Compassion…

 

 

 

 

It’s difficult if not impossible for a person to feel compassionate for another human being when they are caught up in the neurosis of their own thinking.

Once the spell of thinking has been broken, authentic compassion spontaneously and effortlessly rises to the surface without the need of practice or persuasion.

Compassion is an essential quality of Being, and Being is your essential nature.  Personal performance towards the gain, merit, or achievement of this virtue, however sociably acceptable, is unnecessary for its realization.

Compassion like all essential qualities are inherent expressions of Being and can be fully experienced and expressed spontaneously without the need of effort.  Compassion, joy, creativity and wisdom are inner qualities; they are part of Who You Are.

There are approximately seven billion people on this planet who are desperately trying to fix, change and transform the story of their lives, not realizing the fact the changing story itself arises in the changeless awareness of the one who witnesses the story, and all content contained within the story. Peace is lost by focusing attention and losing oneself to the story, rather than the one who witnesses that story.

The story, however joyful or sad is irrelevant to Who You Are.  Happy or sad, rich or poor, success or failure, are irrelevant to Who You Are; the one who witnesses the story.  To discover and reveal Who You Are is to be free from the story and all content contained within that story.

If we briefly, if only for a moment, shift our attention from the story to the awareness in which the story arises, we might glimpse the presence of our primordial Self; the presence of the one that watches the story.  We would begin to recognize the unreality of the story that appears to exist in reality.  We would enter the portal of our existence, and the time bound would at once meet the timeless, unbound. 

The shift of attention to the background of existence from the foreground of perception, allows the story and its imagined struggle, fear, resistance, judgment, denial, confusion or depression to evaporate. 

Strikingly, we begin to recognize not only the illusion of all projections within the story, but also, the role player called self, who actively participated in that projection.  The imagined you evaporates, revealing an authentic, compassionate, non-conceptual, witnessing you; the compassionate, joyful, creative, wise you that you always were…

  

The Doctrine on One [Book]

ZEN Shredding ~ The Prequel [Book]

ZEN ~ Shredding  [Book]

Soulananda [Book]

Soulananda [Web site]

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One Response

  1. May I suggest a further resources to learn more about empathy and compassion.

    The Center for Building a Culture of Empathy
    The Culture of Empathy website is the largest internet portal for resources and information about the values of empathy and compassion. It contains articles, conferences, definitions, experts, history, interviews,  videos, science and much more about empathy and compassion.
    http://CultureOfEmpathy.com

    Let’s Find 1 Million People Who Want to Build a Culture of Empathy and Compassion
    http://Causes.com/Empathy

    Also, we invite you to post a link to your article about empathy to our Empathy Center Facebook page.
    http://Facebook.com/EmpathyCenter

    Warmly,
    Edwin

 

 

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One Response

  1. My I suggest a further resources to learn more about empathy and compassion.

    The Center for Building a Culture of Empathy
    The Culture of Empathy website is the largest internet portal for resources and information about the values of empathy and compassion. It contains articles, conferences, definitions, experts, history, interviews,  videos, science and much more about empathy and compassion.
    http://CultureOfEmpathy.com

    Let’s Find 1 Million People Who Want to Build a Culture of Empathy and Compassion
    http://Causes.com/Empathy

    Also, we invite you to post a link to your article about empathy to our Empathy Center Facebook page.
    http://Facebook.com/EmpathyCenter

    Warmly,
    Edwin

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