Existence of Compassion: Nature Vs Nurture
- You see a homeless man sleeping uncovered on the pathway on a chilly winter morning, don’t miss your chance of lessening his suffering by offering him a blanket.
- You see a wounded person, rush for help rather than thinking about the legal consequences of the cause of the wound.
- You see a hungry animal or an animal in distress, don’t forget to toss some food and relieve it of the pain.
- You hear of a tragedy, don’t hesitate in offering your support.
- Your child makes a mistake, tell them it’s okay and they won’t lose you because of it. Remember that a child should never be threatened with loss of love because there is no pain deeper than the loss of losing a loved one. Nurture compassion in them.
- Your supposedly selfish friend asks for help, leave all the pre-conceptions you have and show your compassion.
- You do something that makes you loathe yourself, offer self-compassion to your soul.
- You see an animal, be it social or literal, in need of help, give yourself a chance to make someone’s life better. Be compassionate to them.
So, what do you think?
‘Do you believe compassion is simply in our nature or must it be nurtured to thrive?’
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This post is part of #1000Speak for Compassion movement for 20th April, 2015. Last month over 1000 bloggers from all around the world spoke on Building from Bullying,#1000Speak, to make a difference, however small. They spoke to affect positive change and to instill hope. To get the message out that the world still cares. Is it surprising then that it was a great success? So #1000speak is back again this month to speak about compassion with the spotlight being on ‘Nurturing’.
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