Treat Yourself and Others with Compassion
The ultimate key for our absolute happiness and world peace is to expand our compassion to all of humanity, all forms of life, and the environment on our planet.
We believe that the ultimate key for our absolute happiness and world peace is to expand our compassion to all of humanity, all forms of life, and the environment on our planet. In our daily lives, when we resolve to become a more compassionate human being, our thoughts start to change, and we say words and take actions based on that determination.
Of course, nothing dramatically changes overnight, but the great news is that every moment is a new moment. Therefore, we can keep challenging ourselves even when we feel that we have failed. We can keep renewing ourselves and do our best. The more we do so, the more we are able to experience our life tendency shifting to compassion. It feels so good. It feels so right. You feel fulfilled. You feel happy.
Practical tips to manifest our compassion
When we use our imagination to try to understand other people’s perspectives and their circumstances before jumping to a conclusion or judging the person, we will be able to experience empathic feelings inside of us. Then, we will react to the person based on that inner empathic feeling, as a result, the dynamics of our relationship will change positively.
Imagine the reason why the person may act that way? What if you were re-born and grew up in the same environment as the person? What if you had to work in the same situation as the person? What if you were going through the same things that the person is going through? These are the questions that help us cultivate our compassionate imagination.
Making efforts to have compassionate understanding allows you to cultivate more of your empathy for others and as a result, it allows you to react to them positively no matter what, creating a humanistic relationship with others.
In this way, you are not stressed out and can stay calm even when you are facing unexpected situations. The beautiful thing is that as a result of you respecting others, you are also respecting your own life.
Appreciation "Thank You"
We all probably admit that we tend to take for granted people that are close to us or things that we have in our daily lives. Then, we tend to demand more and more and forget to appreciate them and end up feeling frustrated.
However, if you can take a moment right now and simply start to feel appreciation for them, you can immediately experience inner positive change within your life.
You will feel love and warmth just by simply appreciating to the people and things that have supported and sustained your life. From that sincere place, you would probably express your appreciation through not only your words, but also your actions towards them. Now, you are creating great causes for your life and that will affect your environment positively as a result of your inner transformation.
Appreciation makes you feel good inside of your life and makes you feel good about others. Appreciation is the greatest tool for realizing mutual respect for your life and others.
We Are From The Earth Q & A
Q. Why is compassion the ultimate key for our absolute happiness and world peace?
A. Because compassion is the most fundamental consciousness of the universe within our lives. Therefore, through manifesting our compassion, we are making the greatest causes for our lives and others.
When we live our lives manifesting our compassion to all of humanity, all forms of life on our planet, we are perfectly in sync with the most fundamental compassionate consciousness of the universe within ourselves. In other words, when we manifest our compassion through our thoughts, words, and actions, we are able to create the greatest causes for our lives, allowing us to transform our lives fundamentally.
As a result, we can establish a life condition with strong vitality feeling “My life itself is a JOY”. It is a life condition filled with compassion, courage and wisdom. This dignified life can not be destroyed by any outside forces. We will be able to create values from any of life’s hardships and turn them into benefits. This life condition is absolute happiness and we all can equally cultivate this state of life by simply expanding our compassion.
Our society is the reflection of human life conditions collectively. Our inner life state manifests through our thoughts, words and actions, this is how we have formed our society. This tells us that in order to transform our society for the better at a fundamental level, we have to first transform our hearts. We have to transform our ego into compassion. When people start to realize this truth and start to take action; politics, economy, science, medicine, and other disciplines, as well as systems will be practiced ethically and sustainably. We will be able to truly create genuine values for humanity. True world peace is possible when each of us takes a full responsibility to transform our lives and expand our compassion.
Q. What do you mean by compassion to all of humanity, all forms of life, and the environment on our planet from a practical standpoint?
A. Compassion can be executed through our socially conscious consumption, business practices, and social justice contributions in our daily lives.
In this globalized society, our lives are constantly sustained by the people around the world and natural resources from our planet through our daily consumptions and activities. The food we eat, the clothes we wear, all the materials and parts of every product that we use every day are coming from various places around the world. People and natural resources around the world made it possible for us to eat food or use products. When we deeply appreciate this interconnectivity of our lives through our consumptions and activities, we feel that we can not ignore the sufferings of people on the other side of our planet who are suffering from extreme poverty and lack of basic needs and education.
We tend to disconnect from people with whom we have never developed any personal relationships. This is largely because our society has not really emphasized the importance of the understanding of the interconnectivity of our lives. Therefore, even though each of us has the compassionate quality, it has not been fully cultivated. However, we believe we can restore our awareness of the interconnectivity of our lives and execute our compassion through our voice and actions.
From a practical standpoint, we can influence our economies and politics by:
1) choosing socially conscious companies as a consumer
2) integrating social consciousness into our business practice as an employee or employer
3) standing up for justice to raise social awareness.
Expanding our compassion to all of humanity, all forms of life and the environment on our planet is not something far away from our daily lives. We can make a global positive change right now, starting today.
Q. How can I expand my compassion?
A. Make a strong determination to become a compassionate human being.
To have a strong conviction that we are fundamentally compassionate beings is the most important. When you resolve to become compassionate, your thoughts start to change, and you say words and take actions based on that determination. Of course, nothing dramatically changes overnight, but the great news is that every moment is a new moment. Therefore, we can keep challenging ourselves even when we feel that we have failed. We can keep renewing ourselves and do our best. The more we do so, the more we are able to experience our life tendency shifting to compassion. This feels good and right.
You feel fulfilled. You are happy.
Q. What is the universe?
A. It is life itself, governed by the law of cause and effect; the fundamental identity of this law of cause and effect is compassion.
All the phenomena in the universe, including our lives, are governed by the law of cause and effect. This law of cause end effect is the fundamental identity of all lives and the characteristic of this law of cause and effect is compassion. Just as the Sun and the Earth rotate in a perfect rhythm to give life to all lives on the planet, and just as lives grow once they are seeded, the universe has a tendency to give rise to life. In fact, the universe itself is a living life in a constant flux state. The fundamental law of the universe is compassion.
Q. What is our life?
A. Our life is a microcosm of the macrocosm of the universe.
Since we are a microcosm of the macrocosm of the universe, our life is also the entity of cause and effect. That is why our fundamental identity is being a compassionate human being. Just as an immune system of our body is working perfectly beyond our comprehension, and just as mothers selflessly feed her children, we are all fundamentally endowed with this compassionate quality.
Therefore, when we manifest our compassion through our life, we are able to be perfectly in-sync with the fundamental compassionate consciousness of the universe within ourselves and to establish a state filled with compassion, courage, and wisdom.