Compassion for Others – from God

Hi,

As I was thinking about why I can’t get rid of a persistent shoulder problem, this came to me.  It brings up some very interesting questions about the purposes of pain and how we see others and what is going on with them.
I love you!
Paul
Water taking off the sharp edges
Water taking off the sharp edges

You can live in your experiences and see what they have to teach you.  You can find new insights and compassion for others when you have problems yourself and this is the greatest gift you can have…compassion.

Compassion for others shows up when you begin with compassion for what you do.  Compassion has the element of it that will help you to understand others and also see yourself differently.  Compassion is that quality that Jesus showed so clearly and that is the quality that people most appreciate him for.

When you show compassion for others and their issues, you show that you can feel their hurts and sense their pains.  When you feel pain yourself, you learn how it can shape and mold your perceptions and feel what others go through.  When you have persistent, long term pain, you know what it means to suffer within your own world and to further appreciate your own body and the ills that show up for those around you.

Judging others for their health issues is very common amongst you.  You look down at people with sickness and pain because you sense that it is some kind of fault in them or a problem with how they think or behave.  How do you like that coming back to you?  Are you bringing this on yourself and thus, you are not worthy of others compassion or understanding?  Are you above feeling pain because you are somehow above others that have similar maladies?

Now you are amongst those that have not figured it all out and have a very painful problem that is generated by your actions and your thinking.  What are you going to do now?  Are you less likely to look at others with that suspicious eye and judge them for their lack of activity or focus?  What does pain look like from the experiencer side?

You can see how the idea of pain galvanizes you and focuses you to thinking about solutions and working on relief.  If you do not create the relief, you are then relegated to self-doubt, lack of self-worth and more pain.  What is it about your body that it wants to tell you?  How do you listen to what is happening and create resolve or healing that lasts?

There are some very real questions to look at in your life.  What kind of compassion and understanding are you developing for others and what they go through?  Why are you experiencing these feelings now and what are you figuring out about how you are processing your life and feelings?  It is like a puzzle.  What will you discover about the missing pieces?