Understanding Compassion

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I have a gorgeous topic for you today: compassion.

This is a practice I’ve been bringing into my own life as much as I can because I’ve seen the benefits and they are awesome.

The concept of compassion is very buzzy these days and gets a lot of play in the media. I hear lots of people talk about it.

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But I want to get really REAL with you today and take a deep-dive into what it means to be in the experience and expression of compassion.

Your truth is compassion. It’s your true nature; it’s who you are.

So in this video I share a few tools that help you tap into the feeling of compassion in an active way. These practices will help you live your truth every single day by connecting you with the deep well of compassion within you.

I hope this video serves you.

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  1. Thank you for another great video and for speaking truth. I noticed something different in your ending comments. You now say “I hope this serves you.” I remember you saying “I know this will serve you.” Why did you switch? I love hearing you say “I know…” There is so much power and conviction in your voice when you say it and you always inspire me.

  2. Thank you Gabby. You have helped me on my journey today, as compassion is something I really need to cultivate today, for me and those that are hurting because of me and because of them. Now I will write my compassions and meditate to send my compassion to them all. A walk in the fresh air will be my compassion, with a walking mantra, ‘I am worthy, I am love’.

  3. I have been practicing compassion. For myself and others. Its very freeing, you don’t feel like you need to hold on to things. The need to control subsides. I recite this Mantra: May you be well, May you be happy, May you be peaceful. May you be loved.

  4. Today- Cultivating Compassion
    Compassion is who we are at our core: we are love, we are compassion.
    Today I did not feel like I am neither love nor compassion. Why? Because I am hurting.
    Today I need to cultivate the seeds of compassion that are at my core, for myself and for those that feel I have wronged them.
    Today, in the midst of my mind talking me through all the painful memories of what was said, what might have been said, who was ‘wrong’, who is ‘right’, closing down, dis-trust, tears over and over again, moments of vulnerability, and wondering whether it is all worth it, I had a revelation. I realised, WE ARE ALL HURTING. That moment, that revelation was the watering of my seeds. In the moment I remembered what I am at my core and I realised, I am love and they are love. That was the moment I felt compassion for their hurting, for their pain, for their inability to be vulnerable and for my closed doors.
    ‘I am worthy, I am love, I am forgiven and I forgive’ Today’s Mantra.
    Today, I have changed the story in my head. Today, I am feeling their pain instead of their blame. Today, I am sending my compassion, my love to you all. Today, I am learning to forgive through the seeds of compassion.
    Today, I am worthy, I am love, I am forgiven and I forgive.

    Thank you Gabby. You video came just after this revelation.

  5. Gabby, thank you for this video today. As always, messages come to us at just the right moment. I have been deeply struggling for the last several months over a relationship that ended without any type of “closure.” One afternoon he just simply stopped all communication. As you can imagine, it has stirred up all of the feelings of abandonment from my childhood – the universe sending me exactly what I needed to heal – and it is has been grueling for me. This video helped me make a few needed connections though: the way he treated me is a reflection of how he feels about himself, not a statement about my worth. Instead of thinking I’m not lovable, I’m shifting my thoughts to compassion for him. If he treats others that poorly, how awful must it be inside his heart and his head? And I’m shifting thoughts to compassion for myself – as difficult as it is for me to admit, he is a mirror for me, magnifying parts of myself that I don’t like so much either and need to acknowledge so that I can grow and heal. There is definitely painful, icky, uncomfortable stuff coming up to the surface, but I feel like I’m making progress. I’m seeing a light that I haven’t seen in a while and I believe that I can sit in a place of compassion for both he and I tonight.
    With gratitude xoxo

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