Today I watched on-line an hour's world-wide teaching from Deepak Chopra on developing love and compassion for self, others, and our planet. The following are some key points Deepak made which might make us all think deeper, as I did as Deepak led viewers in meditation around the world.
Love should lead to Compassion!
Compassion is engagement in changing the world!
Compassion makes us more connected with our self, people of our family, community and around the world!
Extend benevolent feelings to ALL beings!
No real boundaries extend between me and others!
Kindness and Compassion do not require large amounts of money!
Compassion - Thinking of someone else!
Empathy - Feeling what someone else is feeling!
Compassion and Kindness require Empathy!!!!
Environment and living beings are NOT separate - so Both deserve compassionate actions!
BOTH LIVING BEINGS AND OUR ENVIRONMENT ARE PART OF THE UNIVERSE!
UNI-VERSE - ONE SONG - WE ARE ALL ONE!
OM KARUNA SWAHA
(Mantra of Compassion)
Repeating this mantra can transform energy of Love and Compassion to everyone we meet.
Love and Compassion begin with ME!
A MEDITATION FOR COMPASSION:
Breath deeply in... out... in... out.......
Picture someone you love in your mind when he/she is in distress.
How do you feel about that person?
Send thoughts of compassion, harmony, kindness love...
Expand your range to all in your life's community...
Expand attention to those you never met, across geographical boundaries, everyone and living beings on our planet...
Visualize all beings in the world...
Begin repeating OM KARUNA SWAHA - OM KARUNA SWAHA - OM KARUNA SWAHA - OM KARUNA SWAHA over and over...
This blog site is intended to let readers know the importance of each of us taking some responsibility for making our world a better one by relieving:
human suffering, animal extinction and treatment, depravity, hunger, wars, injustice... and also our physical planet needs our help as well to clean our atmosphere, ending destruction of forests, etc, etc...
Also, making a Better World has to do with recognizing our own special connection to our planet Earth, the Universe & every living being.
When we connect with our inner spiritual self we release a natural flow of love and compassion for all living beings and the planet we live on.
Only Unity, Oneness, Connectedness and the spirit of Love and Compassion will inspire each of us to act in whatever ways we are capable of, be it prayer, meditation, donating to worthy charities, promoting the need for all humankind to become involved in making our world a BETTER WORLD. Each of us can become an activist in our own way, be it publicly demonstrating in peaceful ways on behalf of improvement of the world, or more more quietly becoming a Subtle Activist by giving to charities, encouraging others to donate to the needy and hungry around the world via Facebook, Twitter, letters, email, vocalizing in other ways how to help the needs of the world itself and the population of our world. You might even be able and motivated to go physically into the world to deal with hunger, inhumane treatment, disease, injustice in various ways.
Or like me, at age 77 (in a few weeks), you could become a Subtle Social Love Compassion Activist!
In future blog posts, I will give examples of how to get involved and the tasks of various charitable non-profit organizations which help to make our world a "Better World". I hope to offer inspiration for my readers and specific ways to become part of the solution... whichever way you are capable of becoming involved... all the way from prayer/meditation for the world to physically preparing yourself to GO out into the world to personally become involved on scene... and everything in between.
PLEASE become a regular on this blog, post your comments, advertise it, re-post Facebook and Twitter posts from me or anyone else with compassionate posts about making Earth a "BETTER WORLD".
In the spirit of love and compassion... John Potts