Affirmation Mondays

Affirmation Mondays 240 – Let Us Fill Our Hearts With Our Own Compassion

Let us fill our hearts with our own compassion Thich Nhat Hanh quote Monday Mantra 240 via LaWhimsy“Let Us Fill Our Hearts With Our Own Compassion” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

There is one sure fire way to ease pain and heal our wounds and the wounds of the world around us…

“Let Us Fill Our Hearts With Our Own Compassion”

There is so much pain and suffering and hate and ill-ease everywhere one seems to look in this world. The news is filled with endless stories and headlines about it. Our government seems hellbent on ruling by it and doing little to prevent or give aide to preventing or easing it. And it sucks.

However, and this is a hope filled however, there is an answer that we can provide. This answer lies in the form of compassion. Loving, understanding, healing compassion. And the place to begin with compassion is with yourself.

Yes, it may seem selfish to turn inward when there is so much going on around and outside of your self, but it actually is a positive action to take. Charity starts at home and your ultimate home is yourself, your body and soul.

Flood your heart, your very being, with so much compassion that you are floating with it. Let compassion run through your veins with every single heartbeat. Let love and gentle understanding hug you. Allow in forgiveness and acknowledge your so called flaws and faults with softness and kindness.

The more you open up to self compassion and let it into yourself, the more hatred and harshness and meanness will leave you and begin to feel unnatural. Soon you will be possessed of a self-love and self-acceptance that will bleed outward in empathetic and benevolent ways.

The only way to conquer hate and tyranny and cruelty is with love, kindness, and compassion. And the only way to do this out in the world is to start with yourself.

By choosing to fill your heart with compassion you will drive out the harshness that society tries to get you to fester within. When you replace the thoughts of lack or unease or hate with compassion, you open yourself up to love and to a knowing that who and what you are is not only enough, but more than. And the more you do this, the more you have to share of yourself with others in positive, uplifting ways.

When there is no room for hate and only room for compassion, miracles and magic truly begin to happen. As you grow and your compassion grows, it will begin to spread and take over in joyful, wondrous ways.

Now imagine if everyone did this – why there would be no more need for hate or bigotry or ignorance. While that may never happen, it is a possibility, and it’s one that can start with you and me actively choosing to fill our hearts with compassion. I am choosing to – will you?

Namaste ~ Ella

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