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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
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
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
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
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
Following are some quotes that I think everyone should read. These are quotes that make you think about your life and what really matters in it. I suggest rereading them when you are having a bad day, can’t get unstuck from a negative place, or just want to bring yourself back to a place where life makes a little more sense. Or, whenever you ask yourself one of life’s big questions.
1. What Is There To Be Happy About?
I know that someone said this quote before MarQuis Trill, but I couldn’t find the original person because the quote was always followed by ‘unknown.’ It doesn’t matter, though, because MarQuis Trill is the one who said this recently and it really is one of the quotes that make you think about what there is to be happy about in life.
It isn’t until you are fighting for your own life or have someone close to you fighting for theirs, that you realize how good it is just to wake up and be alive. We need to make the realization of that truth an important belief – not just when other people are struggling, but every day.
When you open your eyes and draw in a breath, be thankful for it. That gratitude will help you see what really matters beneath the noise and the ups and downs of everyday life. It will help you realize that living – no matter what is happening – is a daily gift that we receive.
2. What Is Life About?
Love this quote! It is definitely one of the top quotes that make you think about life and why we are here. The fact is that nobody knows exactly why we are here. But, what we do know, is that you have to give your life some meaning in order to feel like it really matters. Without meaning, it feels like you are just existing, not living.
How do you give your life meaning? It differs for everyone, but the bottom line is to focus on what you are passionate about. Focus on what matters most to you, such as relationships and having fun. Focus on making the most of each day instead of letting it pass by. The more you focus on these things, the more meaning you will give your life.
3. Why Is My Life The Worst?
It’s easy to get stuck in our bubble and think we have it worse than everyone else out there. It can be hard to even see that, in comparison to others, our life really isn’t that bad. But, this quote is definitely one that we can all resonate with.
When we turn on the TV to shows where people are struggling with problems in life that we can’t even imagine dealing with, we can clearly see what we have to be grateful and how much our life is simply not the worst in any way, shape, or form.
4. Why Is My Life Like THIS?
Wherever your thoughts go will decide how you finish the sentence, my life is… The fact is that your life is how you perceive it thanks to the big thoughts that you are having.
For instance, if you are focused on negative things, then you may say ‘my life is crappy from morning to night.’ But, the next day, if you focus on positive things, then you may say ‘my life is amazing.’ It all depends on perception and how you are structuring your thoughts. Moreover, two people in the same situation may have very different perceptions on how great or not great their life is.
The meaning you have towards life is created by the thought structure and can change from day to day. Remember that when you think you can’t get unstuck from a negative place. With a change in thought structure, you could feel completely different about your life tomorrow.
5. Why Don’t Great Things Happen To Me?
What happens tomorrow is a result of what you did today. If you are constantly talking negatively to yourself and setting yourself up to lose, then you are going to keep getting the same results you are getting now. If they aren’t that great, then that’s why great things are not happening to you.
For example, if you want to make more money, you can’t whine about how much you don’t make. You can’t sit back and complain. Doing that is setting yourself up to lose; it’s making you feel less motivated to do what you need to do, and it’s taking up your focus so that you are unable to do what you need to do. But, if you start to take action on making more money – get educated, start a business, take steps towards your career goals – then you are starting to set yourself up to win.
The people who have great things happen to them are not just lucky. They take action in their life that ensures they are set up to win at least some of the time. And you can do that too.
6. Why Can’t I Stop Feeling Pain?
Fear is a hot topic lately, so there are a lot of fear quotes out there. People are fearful for themselves, their children, their friends, and their future. But, we can’t live in fear. That’s not beneficial to our society or ourselves. Following are some fear quotes to help us all remember what fear is all about and how we can overcome it.
1. The Best Way To Eliminate Fear
This quote is a great start to this list of fear quotes because it’s all you really need to know when you are feeling fear. If you are experiencing fear, then you are thinking – you are in your head. You are not focusing on what you are doing. Therefore, to remove the fear – or at the very least dim it a little, all you have to do is start focusing on what you are doing and get out of your head. Or, take action and get out of your head.
I know that one thing we can all relate to is calling someone we like romantically. It becomes more and more terrifying as we think about it. For hours, we can sit and stew about what could wrong and how scary it is to actually pick up the phone and call. But, once we get out of our head and pick up the phone, the fear subsides because we are focused on talking.
Apply this principle to everything in life for eliminating fear. Don’t overthink. Just do. Throw yourself into taking action that matters. That’s the best way to get out of your head and through fear.
2. Why You Need To Move Through Fear
It’s easy to let fear get the best of you and retreat to a safe place. But if you do, you are not going to accomplish anything in life. If you let your fear get the best of you, then you will be frozen in place or move backward, and both options can be detrimental to your happiness, health, and relationships.
For instance, if you are fearful of quitting smoking, you are going to be frozen in place. Maybe you cut down in preparation for quitting smoking to become a healthier and happier person. But if you can’t move through the fear of not having your cigarettes around, then you may not just stay where you are, you may revert to smoking as much as you did in the past.
Obviously, quitting smoking is just one example of fear. It doesn’t matter what you fearful of, though. If you don’t move through it, you will never move forward in life.
3. You Got To Leap!
I found this fear quote above a picture of a baby bird looking down off a curb. He wants to jump down, but it’s far, and he’s scared. I love how Maria Popova made this picture into something we can all relate to.
The fact is that a leap is always required. It’s that moment when you take the first step, pick up the phone, take the big action, finally say something, or firmly decide something. But, once you take that leap, you gain skills that help you master that fear and soon you are soaring through the clouds and no longer scared of taking that particular leap. Rinse and repeat this action and you will tackle many big fears in your life.
4. Sometimes Fear Is Good
Anyone who tells you to eliminate your fear completely is crazy. There’s no such thing. Fear is a basic instinct that we all have to protect us from doing dangerous things, like colliding with icebergs!
You should be celebrating the fact that you have such a powerful tool to let you know when things aren’t right or when your life might be in danger. But, that’s not all fear is good for.
Fear is also there to let you know that something is worthwhile. It is a sign that something could be beneficial to your life in a big way. We only fear to do things that are out of our comfort zone and have a possible new reward at the end. You should be glad that you have such a huge sign for future success built right into you.
5. Are You Focusing On Fear?
Rupert Goold is the artistic director of the Almeida Theater. This is one of the fear quotes that can have different meanings for many different people, but in this article, I want to talk about the media and TV.
It’s well known that fear-based headlines are used to drive people’s interest. They pull us in. They make us want to know more. Our fearful self can’t help but read them. But, usually, the stories don’t impact us or are just based on perception or beliefs and not facts.
The same goes for television. A lot of shows are created with fear in mind. The directors understand fear, and they use it to create a show that people will watch and obsess over. And it works! But at what cost to our happiness?
If you watch a lot of television, focus on the news, and constantly tune into the media online, then you are focusing on fear. You are letting ‘directors’ dictate how you feel, what you think, and what you will do.
I know from personal experience when you turn off the TV and stop listening to the media, life becomes much less scary. This is a thought I hope everyone will think about the next time they turn their TV on or read the latest news.
6. Learning From Our Past