Category Archives: compassion

“Sounds of Life” are You Listening??! aka Sounding It Out!

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Heard this intriguing phrase “the sounds of life” in an encouraging talk.

How would You describe the “sounds of life” ??

may be? i’d sum up sounds this way:

Boo-Hoo!:(

and

Woo-hoo!:)

 

(Life is full of extreme happy and extreme sad and everything in between these two states…hmmm.)

What sounds are You making/hearing?…(with my mind or with my mouth? or with my fingers pounding my keyboard?)

my mind is looking forward to any time off…in near future, and my body is looking forward to a cup of tea now. My ears are looking forward to an uplifting song…so, i don’t wallow in my own depths of selfishness…so, i can actively pursue compassion today..and keep working!

EnJOY some Sunshine Reader:) and hope You’re life is full of WOO-HOO’s…:) (aka results of wise choices.) Life gets tricky/complicated…it’s like a new compassion language word..sometimes You gotta s-o-u-n-d it out! (aka look to divine wisdom for help.)

 

 

 

5/31/17 @ 12:41 p.m.

related context (IF needed)…/wellness/2013/06/did-you-hear-that-sound/

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Working Definition of Compassion

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“compassion, a sympathetic awareness of another’s suffering or adversity coupled with a desire to lessen it.”

Have You heard it said…”knowledge is power!” NO! i modify that expression to ACCURATE knowledge is power! Power to do the compassionate/appropriate thing at the appropriate/needed time!

Why should the topic of compassion interest you? Because the Bible urges you to imitate Jehovah. (Eph. 5:1 “Therefore, become imitators of God, as beloved children,”) Yet, while humans were created to be compassionate, our imperfection as descendants of Adam inclines us toward self-interest. Sometimes we may find that it is not easy to decide whether we will help others or concentrate on ourselves. For some, this is an ongoing conflict, or a balancing act. What can help you to develop and maintain your interest in others?

Mental-health experts say that practicing compassion can improve your health, well-being, and relationships. When you relieve the suffering of others, you will feel happier, more optimistic, less lonely, and less inclined to think negative thoughts. Yes, your showing compassion will benefit you. (Eph. 4:31, 32 Put away from yourselves every kind of malicious bitterness, anger, wrath, screaming, and abusive speech, as well as everything injurious. 32  But become kind to one another, tenderly compassionate, freely forgiving one another just as God also by Christ freely forgave you.”)

Christians who lovingly seek to help others are rewarded with a good conscience, knowing that they are acting in harmony with godly principles. Having such a disposition makes for a more caring parent, a better spouse, and a better friend. Those who are quick to show compassion are, in turn, more likely to receive help and support when they need it.​—Read Matthew 5:7  “Happy are the merciful, since they will be shown mercy.”; Luke 6:38 “Practice giving, and people will give to you. They will pour into your laps a fine measure, pressed down, shaken together, and overflowing. For with the measure that you are measuring out, they will measure out to you in return.” [excerpts: Imitate Jehovah’s Compassion w 2017]

In what ways today can i be less self-concerned and more concerned with Others’ interests? In what added ways can i give more freely?

Practice makes…”better”…everyone feels better when shown compassion, eh? 🙂

 

5/27/17 @ 11:03 a.m.

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Complete Puzzle

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There is a certainty, a security, an assesment…a grand big picture…(of things)

a fully fuctioning figurative heart…pumping pure motives of agape love & compassion & mercy…means no missing pieces and no blocked arteries.

 

5/22/17 @ 10:25 a.m.

a…

p.s. (“What the heck is she saying??”) Yeah, Reader…i’m asking myself that too;)…what am i trying to expression?

hmmm, what it means to be loyal to the True God of Compassion (among other things)…:)

Got (healthy) Heart?!

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WHY???

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why

did

i have to become

“aware”

of

YOU!

why can’t i just go about my business, my life…and forget about you!!

though,

you know

you can’t help it, can ya?? (nope)

bunnies can’t help being bunnies (fluffy/cuddly)

and

crocodiles can’t help being crocodiles (snappy)

and

snakes

snakes

and butterflies, butterflies

would it be nice IF i could just FLY away……………………………………………………………..ugh.

flowers can’t help being flowers (fragrant)

and plants, plants

and

doggies, doggies and

cats, cats

and

ants…

everybody’s hungry, thirsty, whatever, whatever…

spiritually, physically and emotionally/mentally

i sound so arrogant!…i know (aka understand to some degree) compassionately caring/and/or giving is another word for “privilege.” Cause the capacity to care (help) be aware…on a deeper level…(i think) springs from a vast (spiritual) wealth.

5/5/17 @ 9:29 p.m.

 

believe me, i am really nothing

(just caring (may be cause i can)/doing what i should be)

and maybe i should being doing MORE…(being kind-er to all kinds, etc) justice means…compassion; (i think/feel.)

5/5/17 @ 9:33 p.m.

God, just writing this (post)…i am? so self-absorbed..i am making myself sick.

(This life is not about me.) 9:36 p.m.

 

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The Most? Challenging Culture & Language

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Greetings Reader(s):) aka Fellow-Fragile-Life or Breathing-Fragile-Life or Beautiful-Breathing-Fragile-Fellows 🙂 All life is precious, fragile, and beautiful, eh? All life needs to be respected, huh? (Oh, and appreciated.)

I was thinking about language since always working on being a better communicator, in particular, of compassion and agape love. What is the most challenging language to learn, adopt, practice culture, etc?…perhaps, in some ways, it is indeed compassion..which calls for total immersion, active and passive listening and learning indirectly and directly…sacrifice, discomfort, pain and participation/determination and lots of WORK!..and continuous on-going education of one sort or another…it calls for change, transformation and transcendence.

Some days are tough lessons like visiting a younger woman in hospice with a young kid about to lose his mother to cancer…or may be it is attempting to learn a rather difficult actual language of a minority group living in your area…or may be? its putting the best interests of Others over your own interests or losing sleep or food to help at odd hours or share whatever you have that someone may desperately need! It’s a bunch of random and organized doings…and talkings and communications, and learnings, logistics, etc. It’s a willingness to voluntarily be there…when/if needed 24/7 eh?! (It’s learning to help yourself, not hurt yourself, and help others and not hurt others in the process of living this life.) It’s acts of selflessness, etc…which painstakingly don’t come easy.

i am exhausted/more than fatigued physically and mentally and have pushed myself cause may be? it is true: “no pain, no gain”… am making not much sense at the moment in my writing, huh?? forget grammar, forget definitions, forget expectations, forget………………my obvious lack of adequate vocabulary to truly explain what is in my heart at the moment..

what little i’ve come to learn…COMPASSION is all-encompassing and it is time (or whatever else) well-spent!!!!!!:)
and life-altering…(for the better)

PEACE PEOPLE & Happy Compassionate Week-end to You All Near and Far!

4/29/17 @12:03 p.m.

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High COMPASSION (standards)

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BTW: Just because

i may

“choose”

to

use

my

free will

in

a manner…exhibiting HIGH respect for life and compassion..

doesn’t make me a perfectionist or over-achiever

may be

it

just

shows

i

CARE

A LOT!!! (Hold in Esteem/Value)

for

fellow-fragile-life

and

the planet

and

the

intelligent mind (God of Compassion)

designer

behind

all that is…(created in the Universe and beyond)

 

4/16/17 @ 5:44 a.m.

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just checking

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how is (my)

i sight?

picking up a pair of spiritual/compassion lenses…may be a necessary

for

improved

eye

sight.

seeing/understanding

the

(compassion, etc.)

needs

of

my fellow-fragile-life…(fragile in the sense of interdependency, etc.)

and

providing

aid/support/assistance/kindness/etc.

of some sort…

i know

my small

hands (personal limitations) can’t

do much…(aka as much as i would like)

but a little something

may be better

than a little

nothing.

“So, then, as long as we have the opportunity (appointed time), let us work what is good toward all…” Galatians 6:10

{what may be good for You–may not be good for me; what may be good for me–may not be good for you}

May be? the ? to ask is:

How Do i (small i not big I) help YOU?

(can human eyes see <3?)

 

3/14/17 @ 11:54 a.m.

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Rescuing Kitty Cats

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IDK…is this my job now?? to rescue cute kitty cats and constantly feed them milk then solid food?? (i guess, it’s a perfectly fine job.)

{But like how many strays/ferals can one person really help/care for?? managing attachments is NOT an easy task. (believe me, i don’t just wanna help the so-called “adorable” cats.)}

not complaining…sigh, sigh.

On any given day, there are cats/people needing some help/comfort/food in one way or another…just doing my (non-partial) compassion job (nothing special on my part).  Out of all the cats in the world…”why” did you have to meow?!

OW!

all i know is my motto: “Trust in God and Do Good.”…or try your best to do your best and leave the rest to GOD (of Compassion)…(to figure out)

Trust in Jehovah and do what is good; Reside in the earth, and act with faithfulness. (Psalm 37:3)

Anyway, my kids/our family did actually “rescue” recently a (literal) baby kitty…(my very ill (fav) cousin in hospice helped name her)…

i live with hope so…so, may be? i can help give some hope (theocracy)..

in seemingly hopeless places…you can find…

 

10/26/16 @ 2:33 p.m.

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Day Off

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usually, i don’t ever get a day off…(or take a day off)

today was a semi-day off

Saturday–fun day

at beach w/my brother, his wife & my kids and Hubby

 

the beach is a place of healing, huh?

 

i love the sounds at the beach

the shells

the waves

my books

 

swimming.

 
(some like to pray at the beach)
Peace with God and Peace with People
is that a secure dwelling of comfort?!
 
http://blogs.psychcentral.com/wellness/2013/06/did-you-hear-that-sound/

9/19/16 @ 8:03 a.m.
 

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Comfort Chronicles (4) aka SPLASH!

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‘If I were in the other person’s shoes, how would I want to be treated?’ Then, we need to follow through, accommodating the other person to the extent possible. […] He (Jesus) actually mentioned the Golden Rule when he was discussing how we are to treat people in general and even our enemies.
“All things . . . that you want men to do to you, you also must do to them.”  (Matthew 7:12) (excerpted w 14)
SPLASH…water will not melt me.  Staying Awake (spiritually) means (my/any) future!
9/12/16 @ 4:52 p.m.
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