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Ego vs Compassion
We have been discussing all areas of my life and I asked her if I lack compassion and she answered, “You're not in touch with your compassion, you don't like it.”
In discussing my ego and lack of compassion, I sit, ready to breathe, ready to meditate. My mentor leads me as I transcend into a trance-like state of mind and allow the reality of the moment to drift away from me. I find myself in the company of my angels and guides who comfort me as I float in this dreamy realm.
I ask for definition, direction and wisdom so I may concentrate on being more compassionate in my life.
I am reminded that my ego will rear it’s ugly head as I grow into my new self in this unknown realm of ascension.
*Your ego is part of your neuro-physiological system. It helps protect your self-image and self-worth, and it helps create your self-concept. Sometimes, though, your ego can get in the way, and when that happens, the concern you have for yourself overrides what actually may be happening in reality. Also:
*Compassion is the ability to feel for another living being. Empathy is the ability to not only understand another's feelings, but also to become one with that person's distress; to put yourself in their shoes and imagine what they're going through in that situation. And:
*Being compassionate and kind is closely related to empathy. While empathy refers more generally to the ability to take the perspective of and to feel the emotions of another person, compassion goes one step further. Compassion includes the desire to take actions that will alleviate another person's distress.
Trust And Compassion
As a child my father accused me of crying wolf. I would think that I was just looking for attention. I have never felt comfortable in asking for compassion, help, or anything, because it was very much frowned upon. I was shamed into not asking for help. We weren’t taught how to ask for assistance. A generational flaw on the part of parents all around the world. They didn’t know either, so how could they teach us?
When is my lesson in compassion? How is compassion introduced to someone? Who is the most influential in my life in showing compassion?
As compassion and trust overlap one another, they begin to flow together to allow us to feel secure in our particular ‘moment’ in time, so we may continue to grow with spirit and to mature as a soul.
Extending trust to others builds inspiration within a relationship, resulting in person’s who are dedicated, hold themselves accountable and take responsibility for their actions. Which is good and advantages.
Compassion doesn't try to escape trusting others; rather, it looks for opportunities to extend trust to others.
Trust: Can I trust myself? Am I mature enough to allow someone to trust me?
When you trust someone, and offer that trust in earnest, there is a good chance that the relationship you have, grows to be a reliable one.
Just as you offer trust, so should you offer compassion. Trust and compassion work in tandem, and as they work in unison, this allows a sense of security. This security then allows us to grow spiritually, and that spiritual fruition results in emotional maturity.
What is beyond the veil of compassion? That single second when the soul enters eternity to meet a wonderful magnificence of an all knowing, ever forgiving Omnipotence, that is relied upon for loving us always: is our future included in that moment? We can only hope! I believe that it is! 04-10-2020 LSN
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