Connect to the Power of Compassion and Reach Your Inner Peace

by Solvita Bennett on February 1, 2012

What is the POWER of Compassion and how to GET to it…

"Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival."

Dalai Lama

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Dear Friend,

…In the past even though I knew what compassion was, I really didn't understand and didn't use its POWER. I thought that being kind and nice to people, feel sorry about them, is what I need to do. It turned out this is not what it really is. It is being kind, nice of course, but not in a way I thought…

When studying the Bible, philosophy, psychology and other subjects about self growth and evolution you could find lots of examples of "the importance of compassion", however I found this subject most of the time boring and didn’t really pay a lot of attention.

In this article I'm going to share with you some interesting insights and put it in a very easy, simple way.

Let's look at the POWER of COMPASSION…

#1 What is the power of compassion?

As you may know we normally look at others and see them as separate and different and so start thinking in a way, which can be judgmental, putting them in categories, labelling, comparing, criticizing… and the list goes on and on. However the feeling of compassion gives you the ability to look at someone and say to yourself: “I am capable of being, looking or acting as you, as I’m human too.” … Even when you look at someone who has done something horrible, you would look without a judgment and have the knowledge that you are also "capable" of doing it. This is how a compassionate person can think and look at others.

It is like looking through God’s eyes. This is so profound. It makes you align with God, Universe or Source when you are able to do it. It gives you health and positive inner calm.

#2 What are the benefits of being able to activate compassion within you?

When you are in alignment with your Higher Self you connect to your inner peace, and so become confident, happy, healthy, attract wealth, and bring amazing people into your life. You have access to creative ideas and create your life in a best way possible.

#3 Why life becomes easy when you are able to connect to the power of compassion?

Life becomes easy when you are in the flow. It seems like everything happens with ease. It seems that life becomes effortless and you eliminate struggle.

…These are very short answers to the questions. There are many complicated books written, and of course you could go and read them. Just before you do, I'd like to give you further insights on why it is such a great deal. You see when you judge someone it is the same as you judge yourself and I'll tell you why…

…Our mind at the deepest level doesn’t understand the difference between words like “I” and “you”, or “we” and “us”… This is important to know, as when you judge yourself – you judge all and when you judge someone else – you judge yourself. This is how your mind interprets your thoughts. This is how the mind works without divisions and without separations.

So what I’ll think about you will affect how I think about myself or other way around.

For example you may think: "I'd like to see him punished over what he just did." Your mind interprets: "I'd like to see me punished over what I just did."

When you see this and deeply understand, you can see the importance and also the power in it. It is not only we have to develop compassion towards others; it is also vital to be compassionate towards ourselves.

To sum up the most important points:

  • When you judge yourself – you judge all. When you judge all  – you judge yourself. There are no exclusions!

  • When you practise compassion you are in alignment with your Higher Self, God, Universe or Source.

  • When you think of others and yourself in a loving, forgiving, non-judgmental and kind way – you tap into the flow of life. Life becomes easy when you are connected to the power of compassion. This is how you find happiness, health, wealth and inner peace.

If you are interested in the Law of Attraction, this is one of the areas, that might hold you back from manifesting things that you desire in life. When you are far from the feelings of compassion towards yourself or others, you can’t access the flow of the source energy, the energy which creates, attracts and manifests the physical world.

It might be hard at first to look at people and think: “Yes – I’m capable of doing, being, acting, looking like that – as I’m human too. “ Giving the same conditions, circumstances, body, lifestyle, mind, beliefs… However I'm sure you can give it a go and see how you start feeling. It will be an amazing experience, and I don't want you to miss out. The benefits are just too great! :)

The affirmation:

I see the BEST and leave the REST.

This proper understanding of the power of compassion changed my life. I feel much more at ease with people, I find myself enjoying company of people rather than picking up some negativity or finding faults. The way I look at people in general and me has changed beyond what I would ever expect. It completely transformed my life and me as a person. Even today after realizing this incredible power I meditate often on compassion and practise it as much as I can.

…Just have a go. It will become easier each time you do. After practising this point of view, it will become as a habit to you and instead of judging, you will start seeing the qualities in others and you, you've never seen before. It is a truly transformational experience!

There would be no wars and only peace on this planet, if people would deeply understand the power of compassion and practise it.

…Next week see if you can start looking at people in a different way, in a kind, accepting and loving way. Now you know how you can connect to the power of compassion…

Let’s do this together.

Now is your turn, please share your thoughts, concerns or stories in the comment section below. I’d love to hear from you. :)

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Stacey Myers February 1, 2012

Thanks Solvita,

I find it so much easier sometimes to have compassion for others than I do myself. Thank you for the reminder of what a difference it can make!

Stacey

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Solvita Bennett February 2, 2012

Thank you Stacey! :)

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Gregg February 1, 2012

Compassion is so important for both you and the person you are showing compassion towards. Thanks for the post.

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Solvita Bennett February 2, 2012

Absolutely Gregg, … so great you stopped by!

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Suzanne Jones February 1, 2012

Hi Solvita,
Great Post. Compassion is most definitely necessary to engage daily with others. Very important is your point about judging others is in fact judging yourself.
Thanks for the inspiration.

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Solvita Bennett February 2, 2012

Thank you Suzanne ~ appreciate your comment! :)

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denny hagel February 1, 2012

Brilliant article with a powerful message. Brings to mind one of my favorite sayings, “By the grace of God go I”…compassion is at the root of truly loving our fellow man. Thanks for sharing this.

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Solvita Bennett February 2, 2012

Thank you Denny..love that “By the grace of God go I”…

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Kim Hawkins February 1, 2012

“As I am human too” reminds me of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Compassion is learned and a great attribute. Thanks for your reflective post!

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Solvita Bennett February 2, 2012

Yes ~ Kim, we learn and develop compassion, until it becomes a feeling, which actually never leaves…Thank you so much! :)

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Jennifer Bennett February 1, 2012

Great post! I wonder what our world would look like if each and every person incorporated compassion into their daily lives? Thanks so much for sharing this Solvita! What a wealth of wisdom you have shared with us!

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Solvita Bennett February 2, 2012

Absolutely, compassion would transform this world beautifully! Thank you Jen, my friend, so wonderful to see you! :)

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Nancy Olson February 1, 2012

Wow this is powerful information! I am like you were, heard of it but didn’t use it to the fullest. I will be trying your tips!

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Solvita Bennett February 2, 2012

Thank you Nancy and I wish you good success, appreciate your comment!

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Author Stephanie Norris February 1, 2012

WoW, this I will try. I would love to have true inner peace and a glow on my face like you do Solvita! I am definitely going to try this!!

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Solvita Bennett February 2, 2012

Thank you Stephanie! You make me smile :) Yes, true inner peace is such an amazing feeling to have…and everyone can have it with some knowledge and practice…

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Carol Giambri February 1, 2012

I love being compassionate to others; sometimes a little harder on myself, but still I aim to remember how blessed I am and to help others along their journey. Thanks Solvita. You always share so much “meat” to your writings.

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Solvita Bennett February 2, 2012

Thank you Carol, it is very important to be compassionate towards yourself first and then extend this feeling further to your friends, then to enemies and then to all the people in the world… :) So nice to see you here, and appreciate your comments any time!

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Tara February 1, 2012

Solvita, great post. I’m going to work on my affirmation. Thanks.
One thing that confused me though, I understand the compassion aspect but this one statement is a little past me!
…..you may think: “I’d like to see him punished over what he just did.” Your mind interprets: “I’d like to see me punished over what I just did.”
What did you mean? Is the mind interpreting what somebody else did as something I did?

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Solvita Bennett February 2, 2012

Thank you Tara, it is hard to understand, as it is with mind we see everything separate, however on a much deeper level there is no separation. This is so important to remember. We create what we want and also what we don’t, when we judge we actually create the same situations again and again, and so attract to us more people to judge over the same thing. We can break the cycle by letting go and wishing the best. I is you and you is I. Our brains are made for love only, anything else will make us suffer. I hope this gives you a bit more understanding, I could probably write a book about this subject, however please let me know, if you’d like more insights about this. :)

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Anita February 1, 2012

I think and practice treating others as I would want to be treated. Now, with that being said, I am not perfect and sometimes fail to be compassionate….I am always amazed when this happens though ……that what we see in others is a mirror of ourselves…So if we want to see compassion, kindness and love..we had best be practicing it :) Thanks for such a powerful post.

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Solvita Bennett February 2, 2012

Thank you Anita! This is so true and this also resonates with what I said about our mind on a much deeper level interprets world as one…We can develop compassion only by practising it. It is a feeling at the end rather than understanding.

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Craig Daniels February 1, 2012

Compassion is my go-to space when I find myself drifting into self-involvement or when the world seems to be at fault, it’s then that I smile and open myself to compassion. Thanks for sharing.

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Solvita Bennett February 2, 2012

Thank you Craig! Great time to go get open to compassion! :)

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Amity @GreenGiftsGuide February 1, 2012

What a lightbulb moment — Our mind at the deepest level doesn’t understand the difference between words like “I” and “you”, or “we” and “us”…

Wouldn’t the world be a happier place if more people practiced compassion?

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Solvita Bennett February 2, 2012

Dear Amity, thank you for stopping by! Absolutely ~ it would be a different world!

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Liz February 2, 2012

This is a wonderful truth in life. You will be deeply happy until you have compassion deep in your soul. It is so freeing!

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Solvita Bennett February 2, 2012

Thank you Liz! It is so freeing! :)

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Edmund Lee February 2, 2012

Love the article Solvita. More importantly, thanks for the option to listen to it via audio =)

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Solvita Bennett February 2, 2012

So glad you enjoy my audios Edmund! I know, some people prefer to listen and I’m glad I recorded it! :)

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AJ Perisho February 2, 2012

Great post Solvita!
I’m guilty of not having compassion many times. This article really puts things in a new perspective for me.
Thanks!

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Solvita Bennett February 2, 2012

Thank you AJ! It is great you found a new perspective, have a go with my tips and you will notice a difference. :)

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Lisa Birnesser February 2, 2012

Great article, Solvita. I love the part about “your mind at the deepest level doesn’t understand the difference between words like “I” and “you”, or “we” and “us”… “This is so true and our own words and thoughts can harm us. It then becomes an unknowingly vicious cycle. Thanks so much!

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Solvita Bennett February 2, 2012

Thank you Lisa, our thoughts and words can transform our life ~ they are so powerful. It is so important how we feel towards ourselves and also others. We can learn, cultivate and develop a supreme personality and supreme life as a result. :)

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Lorrie February 2, 2012

The Buddhist teacher Pema Chodron has a wonderful exercises to help cultivate compassion. When you are alone in a public place, recognize others and think to yourself, ‘She wants to be happy, just like me…He wants to be happy, just like me.’ This simple exercise is so illuminating as it reveals our judgement.

Thanks for awakening this practice in me, and thanks for turning us all toward compassion. You can’t help but have a better day when it begins with heart-centered concerns.

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Solvita Bennett February 2, 2012

Thank you Lorrie, we all can cultivate compassion! Thank you for sharing this great exercise :) I’ll see you soon and appreciate your thoughtful comment very much!

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Carl Mason-Liebenberg February 3, 2012

This is such a power, revealing and inspirational post! WOW…I have to bookmark this and return from time to time…I can see so many places and ways to show compassion each and every day. The lady at the intersection begging for change…could be me. …the black guy selling buttons on the corner…could be me…and though I extend a helping hand, I forget it could be me and if it were, I would surely want compassion. That habit that drives me nuts…I could do that too…I realy could. Looking through those eyes brings new meaning to compassion!

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Solvita Bennett February 4, 2012

Absolutely Carl…it is like looking through the eyes of God, this is so profound as the ability to do so will change your life beyond recognition and a very meaningful and amazing way! Thank you for such a thoughtful comment! :)

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Rhonda Uretzky February 3, 2012

The most powerful Buddhist meditation is the meditation on compassion – called exchanging self for others. Since everyone and everything in life is simply a reflection or projection of yourself, when you focus limitless compassion on others, you are also showering it on yourself.

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Solvita Bennett February 4, 2012

Thank you Rhonda! This is what this article is about, spot on about focusing limitless compassion on others, this is what people are often missing and wonder why life presents them with the same lessons again and again…I didn’t know this myself for a very long time.

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Mona February 4, 2012

This is SO true: “Life becomes easy when you are in the flow. It seems like everything happens with ease. It seems that life becomes effortless and you eliminate struggle.”

If I could only shut up and listen sometimes, the flow would just wash over me!

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Solvita Bennett February 4, 2012

Absolutely, when we can shut up, something much bigger, better and more powerful can then take over… you made me smile though :) Thank you Mona!

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Helena February 4, 2012

Brilliant post, Solvita. It’s so easy to forget to be compassionate to others and to ourselves, but what you say is so true… that when you are able to tap into that compassion life does flow so much more easily and peacefully. Thanks for sharing this!

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Solvita Bennett February 4, 2012

Thank you Helena, it is so great to be in the flow and see you there too! :)

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Susan Preston February 5, 2012

Love, love, love this Solvita! You are such a brilliant writer. I love when you wrote, “When you think of others and yourself in a loving, forgiving, non-judgmental and kind way – you tap into the flow of life. Life becomes easy when you are connected to the power of compassion. This is how you find happiness, health, wealth and inner peace.” This is how we find our core of peace and that is when life becomes Extraordinary. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and knowledge. Love you {hugs}

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Solvita Bennett February 5, 2012

Thank you Susan, love you too my dear friend and sending warm hugs your way! It is as you say ~ Life becomes Extraordinary! :)

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Audrey February 5, 2012

Excellent post. So easy to forget to be compassionate to your self and forgive yourself.
~ Audrey of HappyNHealthyFamily ~

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Solvita Bennett February 5, 2012

Thank you Audrey! It is easy to forget to start with, once we cultivate the ability of compassion it becomes part of our being and then it is actually impossible to forget…;)

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Deeone February 8, 2012

This was an incredibly accurate article, Solvita!

I found that it was so directly on point to what it really means to be compassionate, that I think it should be under the word located in Wikipedia. There were so many awesome pointers you listed, and I believe that it really shows exactly what we should begin to see when we think about how we should give compassion to one another. I loved this post! It was informative, powerful, reflective, and most of all, so very true. Thank you for sharing it with us. :)

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Solvita Bennett March 31, 2012

Thank you Deeone! So appreciate your comment and feel honored about the fact that you found it so accurate and meaningful! :)

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saravanan ps April 2, 2012

wonderful article! i read fully and completely enjoyed.. hopefully try to apply. thanx solvita :)

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