Note: Updated in July 2018 for clarity and additional resources.
Compassion is our true nature. It is a practice I’ve been bringing into my daily life as much as I can. So I want to take a deep-dive into what it means to be in the experience and expression of compassion.
How to tap into compassion so you can practice it daily
In this video and post I share a few tools that help you tap into the feeling of compassion so you can understand and practice it in daily life.
These practices will help you live your truth by connecting you with the deep well of compassion within you.
Watch below or keep reading:
Tap into a past experience of compassion
Take a moment to think of a time when you’d done something, thought something or sent energy to someone with compassion. Take yourself to that moment and see yourself in that experience and that expression of compassion.
Maybe you were loving someone even in the midst of their negative behavior, or maybe you were willing to let go of a resentment and choose to see someone with more kindness. Or maybe you showed up for somebody in a way that you may not have otherwise been able to.
Take a moment to tap into that experience and what it felt like to be in the expression of compassion. Let yourself really feel what that feels like. Write down what it feels like in your body and how it feels energetically to be compassionate.
Send love and compassion to someone in the world
The next step is to send love and compassion to someone that you know or someone that you don’t know. You can send compassion to people halfway across the world from you. If you see a story in the news about people suffering in a war, for example, you can send love and compassion their way.
Send compassion to people who do not have what you have, who do not have the privilege or the safety or the security that you know. You can also send compassion to someone you do know. Try sending compassion to someone you’ve been resenting.
Be extraordinarily compassionate toward yourself
Pay close attention to the words and thoughts you direct toward yourself. When you start to beat yourself up, change the dialogue. Say, “I forgive myself. I know I’m doing the best I can. I’m trying my best.”
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