Welcome to Compassionate Self
Some people may have come across this blog and ask “Why Compassion”? They may wonder how a blog could possibly be dedicated to the subject of compassion without being repetitious and boring. What could possibly be written here that would potentially inspire people to want to take the time to read the posts, or better yet subscribe? How could anyone write about the subject of compassion on a regular basis and keep it fresh?
Some may be curious and wonder what they may find here. Some may be hoping to find clues on being self-compassionate. Others may recognize the need or a desire to be more compassionate of others. Some may believe that practicing compassion may bring them closer to living a life of peace. Others may argue there are times that being dispassionate is indicated. There may even be some that accidentally landed on this site, but decided to read on anyway.
All of these questions and possibilities are understandable and valid. The truth is compassion is actually a wide and expansive topic that affects each one of us every day. The stories of compassion (or lack thereof) are endless. The opportunity to be compassionate of others never ends. An even greater opportunity to practice compassion is for ourselves, which may actually be the toughest challenge.
It is my desire with the creation of this blog aptly named Compassionate Self, to provide a place for the reader to explore their aptitude for compassion and allow it to grow to be as expansive as they wish.
Each of us has an aptitude for compassion that was part of our wiring before we even came into this world, just as we all share the potential gifts of peace, love and joy. Although we all share these gifts, many of us have built walls that we hoped would protect us. Unfortunately an unintended side effect of hiding behind our love-less, compassion-less walls is that we feel out of sync with who we were created to be.
Practicing compassion, especially for ourselves, can be the means to knock down the walls we built, and allow ourselves to boldly emerge into being who we were meant to be, giving us the opportunity to live our lives with greater purpose and joy.
I hope you enjoy this site and I welcome your comments, insights and experiences about compassion as this conversation continues.