💜 Compassion is the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others, and wanting to do something about it.
💜 When you have compassion, you're putting yourself in someone else's shoes and really feeling for them.
💜 When you feel compassion for someone, you really want to help out.
💜 Compassion includes the desire to take actions that will alleviate another person's distress.
The world needs compassion now more than ever. Here are just a few ways we can show it:
✔️Reach out to a friend, relative, or colleague who you think may be having a hard time right now.
✔️Listen mindfully to what they have to say - being fully present, not interrupting, and not turning it back to yourself.
✔️Don't judge them for their feelings.
✔️Communicate with sincerity, empathy, and kindness.
✔️Offer support in a way that feels authentic to you.
✔️Look inward and actively work on healing any ways you may be intentionally or unintentionally causing harm to others.
Also, be sure to show yourself some compassion as well. Rest. Eat well. Move your body. Watch your self-talk. Protect your energy and set your boundaries. If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. You can't pour from an empty cup.