I don’t really think of myself as someone who is NOT compassionate, and yet it seems that I am often concerned with BEing compassionate enough.
Does this make sense?! Am I spinning out here alone with this puzzlement?!
Mostly I have noticed my lack of sufficient compassion when I am “in the World” and out among the “people” in Real Life. I hear this constant newsreel in my brain, my story-making on overdrive, and I pretty much decide then and there I am remarkably clairvoyant and all-knowing.
What a load of…
The thing is, BE Compassionate, as a Simple Instruction, is easier if I think of it more as BEing Compassionate.
If I point myself toward kindness, toward having genuine care and concern for the others roaming this Planet in my little orbit, I DO much better.
The BE Compassionate is simply TOO BIG and does NOT fit me AT ALL.
I think people experience me as kind. I think, too, that people who have known me a long while might have a harder time with that notion. Which is actually why I have included this in my Simple Instructions.
Actually, I think of me as kind. As a caring and considerate bean of the human variety.
I AM compassionate with myself.
I make/take the time to BE…
I love you, Currie