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The Secret to Compassion

Compassion is the nectar of life.  If you are saturated with it, you will be sweet and this sweet fragrance will also be felt by all those around you.  Unfortunately, the true value and depth of this treasure is not fully appreciated and today, many vessels, also sometimes called humans, are empty of this enriching energy.

So what makes compassion flow?  The answer is not at all complex.  I suggest you pose this question to yourself and see what reply comes from deep within you, before I go into my thoughts on this matter.

The answer to what makes for you to be filled with compassion, is simply the realization that this world belongs entirely you to.

This beautiful earth, blue skies, eternal mountains, lush forests, quiet streams, starry nights and wondrous animals are all yours.  This is your world.  Do you see that?  Do you feel it?  It is your world to create as you see fit.  All the people are your people.  When you awaken to this truth, you will feel compassion like never before.  After all, if you see the whole world as yours, you will start to care deeply for every part of it.  So why don’t many of us realize and live this fact?

There are, I feel, two primary reasons for why we are unable to fully awaken to the fact that the entire universe and all within it belongs to us, are an inseparable part of us.  These two causes follow each other like night follows day.

First, you have been conditioned to believe that you are a separate being.  Separate from everything.  This separation is enforced by every facet of society and the embraced life.  All of what society values, further strengthens this sense of separate existence, and the end result is you no longer feel your connection to the world you live in.  You feel totally disconnected.

Having now created in you an impenetrable sense of separate existence, society next forces in you a sense of lacking or incompleteness.  So now, you are forever lost in the pursuit of filling this hole.  The end product is a tiny little separate person, all alone in a big world, trying like mad to build their petty little empire. 

Result… no sign of compassion anywhere in sight.

You are so lost in trying to get somewhere and so consumed by your ambition, that you no longer feel connected to the totality, let alone feel the great responsibility of taking care of this great big world of yours.  Compassion flows when there is a shift in emphasis, away from yourself and towards the totality.

So how do we undo this conditioning?  Where do we go from here?  The place to start, is to question the sense of incompleteness that has been forced on you.  Question the ambition you are burning with.  Will that new BMW convertible be enough?  Will the 5 bedroom house, with the walkout basement and sun room be enough?  Will a million dollar portfolio be enough? 

It won’t.  It never is.

No matter what you acquire you will get used to it and soon demand more.  Otherwise, you will find many who have achieved much be finished with ambition, but it simply is not so.  The hole cannot be filled by acquisitions.  The hole, the sense of being less, must simply be rejected.  You must simply draw the line and say, I have enough, I am enough, I know enough, I am good enough, I am spiritual enough, I am fine, everything is fine, I don’t need anything more, let me see what I can do for my world.

In other words, let me give, instead of take.  I am the Shepard, I am the savior, I am saved and I will save my world.

Result… compassion will flow.

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