Gifts of Character – Compassion

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Compassion. Compassion is about understanding the suffering of another person, without bringing judgment. There is no blaming or shaming, simply caring with thoughtful actions. Compassion may call on our listening so they feel heard and can find their inner wisdom. Compassion for ourselves is needed…

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Gifts of Character – Compassion

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Compassion. Compassion is the action side of empathy for someone who is suffering. Compassion comes easily for most people when they see others reaching the end of their life in suffering, yet the highest form of compassion is for an individual who hurts us with…

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Gifts of Character – Compassion

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Compassion. Compassion is about a deep caring for others so that we are moved to take action and improve their feelings or situation. To be compassionate, we must remove our preconceived judgment of others, lose our prejudice. When we become curious and seek to understand…

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Gifts of Character – Compassion

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Compassion. Compassion is about taking the time to understand someone who is hurt or has made a mistake. Compassion is caring about others enough that we let go of judgments and practice empathy at a deep level. The practice of compassion helps us to forgive…

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Gifts of Character – Compassion

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Compassion. Compassion is a heartfelt understanding of others needs. You have a desire to reduce their suffering. When you are compassionate, you can discern if the need is about doing something or if only your mindful presence is enough. Compassion takes the time to help…

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Gifts of Character – Compassion

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Compassion. Compassion is deep empathy for someone who is suffering. Compassion is caring and finding ways to ease the distress of others. It is best expressed when we have not made up our mind what someone is going through, and we take the time to…

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Gifts of Character – Compassion

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Compassion. Compassion is noticing that someone is hurting and is need of help. It is not sympathy or feeling sorry, it is caring enough to imagine how they are feeling and taking time to show that you care. Compassion may be shown as simple as…

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Gifts of Character – Empathy

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Empathy. Empathy is one of the virtues that connects us with others and helps us to understand their experience. Empathy for others gets rid of prejudice as we stop separating groups into them and us. We think about how our actions will affect others and…

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Gifts of Character – Kindness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Kindness. Kindness is a genuine concern for how others are feeling and doing. We listen carefully to their words, perceiving the needs they may have that they are not speaking. Kindness combines so many of the virtues, caring, compassion, friendliness, helpfulness, love, tact, into the…

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Gifts of Character – Gentleness

My reflection today is on the Virtue / Character of Gentleness. Gentleness starts with a desire that no harm comes to others and that all things, creatures, and persons are safe in our presence. We grow this attitude by beginning with compassion for ourselves and taking time to engage in gentle activities. When we stop…

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