Compassion- concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
Living in the United States in 2017 it is easy to maintain a focus solely on ourselves and the things that affect us. Looking at all things in the light of difficulty, pain, joy or ease with which they will impact your life and day to day existence. Compassion is a much-needed ability to show concern for the misfortunes that others face and I think to have a care for their suffering. On a broader scope to be compassionate enough to do what you can to ease the suffering of others where you can. This starts with an increase in consciousness around the compassion you show the world and its residents in your thoughts, words, and actions throughout the course of each day. Read more...(872 words, 5 images, estimated 3:29 mins reading time)
How often do you really look at yourself in the mirror? Not just how your hair looks, or to shave or do some other habit of grooming, but look yourself in the eye and really see who is looking back. This is a daunting thing to do because you just may see something you didn’t expect, darkness.
Equal Parts are There
All people contain within themselves the ability to love deeply, show compassion, help their fellow-man and give completely to virtual strangers. There is also the capacity to be petty, mean-spirited, selfish, and discriminatory without too much coaxing. Read more...(953 words, 15 images, estimated 3:49 mins reading time)
It is in our nature to judge others, we do it naturally, judging someone else’s behavior, actions, motives or past. It is a biological need to do this because it will help protect you from harmful situations and people and of course this is important to your survival.
It really jumps out at you when you observe people being judgmental about the behavior of others. It seems that today the judgments of others are high and the reactions to others are based on blind judgment and hate, it stands out and makes you wonder why it is that way. When you judge someone else in this manner you define yourself, not them. I think it is important to remember this. Read more...(495 words, 4 images, estimated 1:59 mins reading time)
Today when I think about myself, I do not feel all that much different from the person I was at younger moments of my life. Yet I know that when I look in the mirror, that person has seen some things. I have to wonder what exactly makes me me?
I think that it is kind of mind boggling to think that of all of the billions and billions of people that have ever existed in the history of the earth, that there has never before been anyone who is exactly like me. Read more...(632 words, 6 images, estimated 2:32 mins reading time)
When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
by Jonathan Hilton
There are times in everyone’s life when they feel like they are all by themselves, with only your beliefs. These times are opportunities to define your life and what you believe in. Will you continue to believe as you always have or will you move in the direction of change and growth? That is a test that life likes to give us from time to time and it is important that we find the lesson and maintain our humanity and compassion in the process. There is no question that difficult times will define you and lead you in a direction of more understanding or more bitterness, the decision is truly yours. Read more...(808 words, 10 images, estimated 3:14 mins reading time)