Earlier a friend posted on Facebook about a celebrity who was robbed in he hotel room in Paris, France. She said she was sick of hearing about it and didn’t care about the woman who had been robbed. There were some other unsavory things that she said about the reality TV star but they won’t be repeated here. Even if you don’t like a person it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t feel compassion when a terrible thing happens to them. So, some people could learn to feel compassion.
Years ago a former friend left me when I needed a friend the most and it hurt, honestly in destroyed me. Then a few years ago some posts on social media that her kids are being bullied in school. Do I use the twisted excuse of karma? Do I say she deserved it because she hurt me? No, because I know the importance of feeling compassion. Even though I know that we will never speak again over what she’s done, I don’t believe that she deserves this or that her kids deserve this. Some people could learn to feel compassion like I do.
In your life are you letting your inner anger and bitterness stop you from feeling compassion? If so you could be using it as an excuse; but, what if you just let yourself feel compassion for a moment? Could you do that know and feel some compassion for someone who has wronged you? For some of you it might seem impossible so, I will challenge you to do this to feel compassion. All you have to do is give it a minute and find something about them that you have in common that you can feel compassionate about. Try it for a few weeks and post here how it works out for you.