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Celebrating A Year Of Compassion! – #1000SpeakForCompassionLast year, on 20th February 1000 speak for Compassion got several bloggers together to spread compassion around the world. Ever since, on the 20th day of every month, bloggers from around the world write about various aspects of compassion and how one can spread the same.I have been a part of this group for a year now, and I already feel like a different person. Writing about everyday life, I never knew I’d be doing something that could make someone’s day, ease someone’s pain, give someone a hearty laugh. Compassion is a huge part of my being, and writing about the same has only made it grow.From writing about what compassion is and it’s various aspects like gratitude, forgiveness, acceptance, I learned more and more about it. Not only this, I did things that I never imagined like…

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Do you want to bring a change in this world?You probably answered in affirmative and if you didn’t, then you must belong to another world but let’s just assume that you said yes, so, what now?What should you do to bring the change? You must have heard that insanely popular saying, ‘Be the change you want to see in the world’, well, it’s easier said than done. Even if you have changed a little, how is the world supposed to know about it? How will your little acts make a difference?Thanks to the Internet, that problem is solved. The very details from the flavour of your coffee to the colour of the capsicum in your pizza can be shared with the world, in a moment’s notice. The question is, how can you bring about this change? I’ll tell you what I do…

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‘The Art and Power of Emphatic Listening’ -#1000Speak for Compassion’Listening has the quality of the wizard’s alchemy. It has the power to melt armor and to produce beauty in the midst of hatred’I’ve been labeled as a listener since childhood because I always took more pleasure in listening to what others had to say and keeping that in my memory to hold forever. Sometimes, I get that astonished look from people when I quote an instance they once told me or a dialogue we once exchanged, back in the time, like, “Really, you still remember that?’ and whenever this happens, it gives me a strange pleasure.No, my memory isn’t very sharp, just good enough to remember what we’ve talked about when I was listening and not just hearing.Source: 8-images.blogspot.comMany-a-times, when we talk to people, our thoughts often…

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‘I Choose to Be Real’ -#1000Speak for Compassion’The best way to show someone that you care for them is to accept them for who they are.’I’m sure you must have heard or read words similar to the above a several times by now. I’m sure you must have nodded in approval every single time.But do you really agree? Have you adhered to the aforesaid words?Source: 1000voicesspeak.orgIt’s not hard to agree with something, the hard part is to actually practice it. There is no doubt that ‘a pen is mightier than the sword’, but the same is overpowered by ‘actions speak louder than words’.There have been certain situations in my life that I have detested myself like anything for not having the best hair, the best body or even the best wardrobe because every time I thought I was the best…

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‘Compassion begins at Home’ -#1000Speak for Compassion“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” ― Tia WalkerLast week, the world celebrated the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day which I had wanted to write about, but couldn’t. So, here are my thoughts regarding the same:I live in India, a country where the sole purpose for a couple, after they become parents, is to give the best of all to their kid, whether it costs their wishes or dreams, hardly matters. A country, where the parents are said to be the earthly incarnation of God for the child. A country which is known for its traditions and culture, where living with your parents isn’t treated as a sign of weakness, rather of how strong your values are.Source: www.inpea.netWell, at least it used to be the India in the…

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‘How to stay connected during a disagreement?’ -#1000Speak for CompassionIt really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.-Martin Luther King JrTo start with, it’s important to understand what disagreement is. According to the dictionary, disagreement means lack of consensus or approval. In simple words, the lack of agreement to the opinion of the other person about a particular thing is called disagreement. For example, your everyday arguments with your family, friends or your colleagues are the result of disagreement of your thoughts with theirs.We often indulge in petty fights or arguments with our kin and things go out of place. Do you know the reason behind it? It’s the lack of connection with the other person while your mind…

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‘Do you believe compassion is simply in our nature or must it be nurtured to thrive?’ -#1000Speak for CompassionThe eternal debate of Nature Vs Nurture has given birth to an even more intriguing debate of whether we are born with compassion or our environment decides our compassion level. To start with-What is compassion?The widely understood definition: ‘Compassion is the virtue of empathy for the suffering of others. It is regarded as a fundamental part of human love, and a cornerstone of greater social interconnection and humanism —foundational to the highest principles in philosophy, society, and personhood.’Source: www.mindingthebedside.comIn layman terms, compassion is the emotion that one feels in response to the suffering of others that motivates a desire to help. Compassion is the ability to regard someone else’s suffering, and to feel the urge to relieve it. The etymology of “compassion” is Latin, meaning…

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‘The Girl With An Accent’ – Building Against Bullying #1000Speak Last month over 1000 bloggers from all around the world spoke on Compassion,#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 Building from Bullying.Source:https://hastywords.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/building-from-bullying/’The Girl With An Accent’New friends, new country, time to say goodbyeHoping for adventures, she didn’t cryDancing with joy, she left for the new school’The First Day’, wishing it to be coolEverybody seemed fun, in as she walkedHell broke loose the minute she talkedAll of them smiled, when they saw her first’Hi, I’m…’ as she spoke…

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