Inspired by the book: The Tibetan Book of the Living and Dying” I was reading about Tonglen Meditation. It is mostly about compassion.
Compassion is one of my favorite subjects. How do we have compassion? How is it beneficial?
1. Remember a time when you felt deep love, just remember the feeling. Or read something that invokes the feeling. Stay with it and extend it to yourself, environment, friends, loved ones and even your enemies.
2. Remember that others are the same as you are. We all want happiness and be free from suffering.
3. Put yourself in the other persons place. We all bleed suffering the same way.
4. Actions speak louder than words. If it is possible try to help others in a practical way.
All beings everywhere suffer, let your heart go out them. Compassion is greater that pity. Honor those who suffer.
You are no better or greater than anyone else. Dedicate your positive actions for the welfare of others.
It will benefit all beings and return to you ten fold.