Compassion is something you grow naturally.
How do you grow it?
By crossing your boundaries – once in a while and realizing that it doesn’t necessarily do you any harm.
By experiencing life outside of your comfort zone you become more sensitive to other people’s comfort zone.
Time after time you will realize that your precious standards are based on a value system that is printed in your genes.
All of a sudden you will see clearly that the life you have built is a reflection of your conditioning. (Yes, I am repeating myself, because you don’t get it. )
Compassion is nothing you earn. Compassion is not a skill. Compassion is also not your virtue. (Well…. Is it? I will think about it.)
Compassion arises in the moment when you give away your power. Compassion is what arises when you can see through this conditioning.
All of a sudden you will be able to look somebody in the eyes and SEE them and treat them like a human being – no matter if they live on the street, no matter if they are black or white, drunk or sober, if they are rich or poor, a sinner or a saint, if they wear a mask or not……..
It is when you stop taking yourself so fucking serious….
When you stop expecting that the world is appearing and behaving accordingly to your anticipation.
Your ego will just drop and you will feel the other.
What we have here is a golden cage and we are desperately searching for that door to get out…
What we don’t understand is that we just have to sit still and let the dust settle.
The door is right there. We just can’t see it because we are stirred up by threat and propaganda.
What does this have to do with compassion?
Because as soon as we don’t take our own selves so fucking serious anymore we will realize how ridiculous the restrictions are that we impose on ourselves…
The walls we are building are getting higher and higher.
The paranoia is getting more threatening and threatening because we don’t see what is behind the wall?
We are trying to find a national solution for a global problem…
What we truely need is a connection with our human needs. And these needs don’t have a passport. They don’t have a legal basis. They don’t have regional boarders.
They are just based on compassion for oneself, for our bodies and our minds – for us and for our neighbours…