“Release judgments about yourself and others, and focus on the love and light that is within everyone.”
One only has to look around them and know that all over the world, compassion is in short supply. The only change that we can affect, is to change the way we view ourselves and others. Take notice of how you talk about other people. Take notice of how you think and talk about yourself. Begin right now, this very second, to resolve to be kinder. Be kinder to yourself and be kinder to others.
It is usually harder to be kind to yourself than it is to be kinder to others. So, may I suggest, begin with yourself. Let go of negative self-talk. Let go of guilt. Begin to be who you are and be okay with that. Look for the good qualities that you have. Bring your inner loveliness to light and dwell on the good that you are.
Once you are used to loving and being kind to yourself, you are ready to love and be kind to others. If you are prone to gossip or complain about another person, now is the time to stop that behavior. It does not matter if it is a best friend, spouse, coworker, or acquaintance, be kinder to them both when in their presence or out of their presence. Look for good in others, especially those that you have the most difficulty in being kind to.
Kuan Yin is an Eastern goddess. She is beautiful and compassionate. She knows how to help you to become more compassionate also. Call on her this week to help you release perfectionism (if you have perfectionist tendencies). This will help you avoid judgmental-ism and being to be more positive about yourself and about others.
This is where compassion starts; with you being more positive about yourself, then those in your immediate circle (family), then others that you come into contact with regularly (coworkers, friends, the clerk at the supermarket, etc.), then your circle of influence widens to each and every individual you meet.
Your life will be happier and you will feel less burdened down when you practice compassion.
Wishing you much happiness. Bright Blessings