Are you starting to feel more hateful towards people and the world? Are you desperate for more compassion in your life that will help you see things in a different light, treat people better, and feel better about yourself? Following are 15 compassion quotes that can help bring more compassion into your life through a new sense of awareness. Please share these compassion quotes with others and let’s send a message that we want more compassion.
1. If You Are Not Feeling A Lot Of Compassion In Your Life, Pray
“In prayer let us experience the compassion of God, full of merciful love.” – Pope Francis
If you feel like no one is being compassionate towards your needs and wants, then pray. Allow yourself to connect to something bigger than individual people who may lack the compassion that you need. Allow yourself to connect to the compassionate energy that stems from source, God, or other compassionate people around you.
While research is still being done on the effects of prayer, there is no denying that when you allow yourself to believe in something larger than what you see, you feel a sense of love and compassion showering down on yourself and through you. It’s the ultimate way to feel as if ‘someone’ is concerned for you and fill yourself with more compassion for others.
2. Life Is Beautiful When You are Compassionate
“Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion. Life will be beautiful.” – Amit Ray
When you can’t understand why people are doing what they are doing, and you hold grudges towards people for who they are instead of being compassionate towards them, your life gets a lot uglier. This is one of the compassion quotes that you need to take action on to understand.
I know that some days it’s hard to be compassionate. You can’t understand people and the world around you. You lose your faith. And life takes on a really ugly and depressing tone. But when you can feel concern for others instead of hate or anger, then your view of life becomes much less ugly and much more beautiful.
3. Don’t Give The Crazies More Hate And Fear
“The thing is, hate and fear is what the crazies of this world already have. What they lack is forgiveness, love, compassion.” – Nate Maingard
This is one of the interesting compassion quotes that can help you see hateful acts in a different way. I know it can be hard not to react with anger and hate towards the crazy people of the world who do hateful things. But, giving them anger and hate and fear is what they want. It’s what they know. It’s what they live for.
When you give them forgiveness, love, and compassion, they don’t know what to do with that. It’s not what they expect or want. It’s not the reaction they wanted to get from you. It makes their efforts less effective, in their mind, and without their reward, they may be less likely to keep doing the stuff that they are doing.
For instance, if you have someone in your life who likes to make you feel bad, your reaction towards their efforts dictates a lot of what they will and will not do. If you react with a lot of negative energy, you fuel their negative energy, and they get rewarded for their actions. If you react with positive energy, such as love, compassion, or even just indifference – as if their efforts don’t really matter to you – then you will find they are less motivated to try to make you feel bad. They get nothing that they want from it.
4. Self-Compassion Is Necessary For True Compassion
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Buddha
You can’t go around having concern for other people and never having any concern for yourself, and expect to be a truly compassionate person.
For instance, if you call yourself stupid because you forget to pick up something, then you are – in part, a cruel person. Yes, it might be to yourself, but it is still cruel. If you want to be truly compassionate in life and experience the benefits of it, then you have to be willing to work on self-compassion.
5. Suffering Breeds Compassion
“If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you, no humility, no compassion.” – Eckhart Tolle
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