I Am Compassionate
TODAY’S BRAVE ACT
Think of a situation in your life that is difficult, that is causing you stress. Bring the situation to mind, and see if you can actually feel the stress and emotional discomfort in your body.
“This is a moment of suffering. Suffering is a part of life. I will treat this suffering with compassion and kindness.”
TODAY’S JOURNAL PROMPT
Write a note to yourself from the perspective of an unconditionally loving imaginary friend:
Live. Love. Laugh. Smile. Do not be afraid. The world will not betray you. Life will not betray you (unless you let it). Trust. Find friends. Relish being alone. Sunshine. Rain. The thousands of miracles every day. The joy of breath. The blank page. The moon at night.
Everybody won’t like you. Some people will try to beat you down. They are living in fear.
Do not be afraid. Relish the freedom of not having a job. Savor the routine of doing something which makes you proud.
Do not be afraid. Let go. Live. Love. Laugh. And most of all, smile because you are loved.
Compassion melts fear. Every fear I experience is a part of me that has grown out of the experiences I’ve had. By acknowledging these fears, and listening to them, I can begin to understand why they’re there … most often they’re just trying to keep me safe, and usually, I can just let them know that I’m already safe. I can let the insistent voice of fear fade away because I am compassionate.
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