Wednesday, September 6, 2017

You Can't Go Wrong

The Mystery within...
Yogi tea bag quote:  “If you do anything out of sheer compassion, you will never be wrong.”

What a find the above quote was at the end of the string of my Yogi tea bag.  It helped to be reading it as I was being berated.  When I chose to feel compassion for the other’s angst,  I felt my hurt and ego soften.  Even though I did not attempt to say anything at the time, at least I did not escalate the encounter and I could embrace my feeling of warmth toward the other and her pain.    

So I looked in my heart for all others who I needed to bestow with sheer compassion.  Family members, neighbors, and politicians all showed up.  And as the poet Rumi says:
“Meet them at the door laughing and invite them in” for they “…may be clearing you out for some new delight…because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”

I highly recommend sheer compassion the next time you feel a personal affront.

What if we more often practiced sheer compassion when faced with personal affront?             

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