Message for 2013: The Beauty of Compassion
If you want to feel healthier, happier, and more peaceful during this year, it’s important to realize that getting out of your life and into another’s is a key ingredient. This is a post and maybe a year about compassion. Yes it’s a term that’s been thrown around a lot and like the boy who cried wolf, may lose its impact. But don’t let it because it’s a healing source for you more than you may realize. Here are some things to consider for this year.
If you want to be happy ask yourself, “How can I help generate that in others?” Consider the notion that other people experience moments of joy, happiness, calm, or excitement, this may have a direct effect on you.
- Try smiling at the person checking out your groceries.
- Be kind to the person at the post office.
- Pay for someone's toll going over the bridge.
- Say something nice to a stranger or friend.
Try these out as an experiment over the next week. If you like what you’re noticing, set the intention to bring it throughout the other weeks of your life.
The beauty of compassion is that it doesn’t just transform your life, it transforms the lives of others which feeds on an emotional contagion.
Imagine the ripple effects.
Of course this isn’t an idea that just stems from me, it stems from thousands of years of people’s wisdom, including your own.
Here’s your chance to be a part of that living wisdom. Share your thoughts, stories and questions below or in The Now Effect Community on Facebook so we can all benefit from it.