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  • Writer's pictureJim Hostler

Power of Compassion

In the journey of life, we often encounter situations where others' words or actions trigger us, awakening a range of emotions that can be challenging to navigate. We too easily, and habitually, often drop into a low energy reaction such as anger and blame. However, amidst the chaos of emotions, there exists a profound force that has the potential to transform our experiences and relationships – compassion. By understanding that others are always doing their best. They are always doing their best, even if they are angry and blame us, intending to upset us. When their intentions may not align with our own, we can always connect with our higher consciousness and unlock the magic of self-empowerment.

Life is a tapestry of diverse perspectives, experiences, and emotions. It's natural for individuals to have varying viewpoints, and sometimes, these differences can lead to misunderstandings or conflicts. When faced with words or actions that trigger us, our immediate reaction may be to react from a place of hurt, anger, or defensiveness. However, the key lies in recognizing that these triggers are an opportunity for growth. Our opportunity to hit our pause button and choose if and how we want to respond instead of wildly reacting - also known as reacting from our ego.

through compassion we find harmony, peace, and joy in life.
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And when we hit our pause button, we give ourselves a chance to connect to our higher consciousness, our soul. Higher "vibes" transcends the egoic construct – the part of us that reacts based on past experiences, fears, and insecurities. When we choose to stay in a state of higher consciousness, we detach ourselves from the immediate emotional reactions triggered by external stimuli. This shift allows us to maintain a broader perspective on life and respond to situations from a place of our heart wisdom.

In a place of higher consciousness, we can connect with our compassionate self, - a powerful and transformative energy - that fosters understanding, empathy, and connection. When we approach others with compassion we acknowledge that everyone is on their unique journey, doing their best with the tools they have and in the consciousness they are in, in their life. Compassion invites us to see beyond the surface-level disagreements and understand the underlying struggles that may drive others' actions.

Compassion is not only a gift we offer to others but also a source of self-empowerment; your self-empowerment and you are an example for the other person to raise their consciousness, to become self-empowered also. If, instead, you choose to become angry or blame, matching the other person's emotions, you gave your power to the other person! You become what you say you don't want: not self-empowered. Compassion is an aspect of being altruistically selfish.

By choosing compassion over reactivity, we reclaim control over our emotional responses and, in turn, our lives. This shift in perspective allows us to navigate challenges with grace and resilience, fostering a sense of inner strength that transcends external circumstances.

In the realm of higher consciousness, we maintain our altered perspective on life. A perspective that is a reflection of our essence, our true self. This perspective enables us to rise above negativity, judgment, and resentment. Instead of being consumed by the ego's desire to defend or retaliate, we choose a path of understanding and kindness. The magic of compassion is that it is the fuel to helping us sustain higher levels of consciousness. This is taking control of your life on your journey of evolving and mastering your life. As we embrace compassion, we not only transform our relationships but also contribute to a collective shift toward a more enlightened and compassionate world.

OM Spiritual Center
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