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Compassionate Compassion


Tiferet of Tiferet


Hi everyone, Jordan Drayer, the savvy millennial voice actress whose compassion is compassionate. Today is two weeks and three days of the Omer. Please compassionately like and share!


Today is Tiferet of Tiferet, compassion of compassion. Chabad.org says "true compassion is limitless," meaning that we always have the capacity to put our self in another's shoes and see the good in them. Well, maybe not always; I certainly couldn't begin to fathom what goes on in the mind of a child molester or serial rapist. But let's not get in to that and try to focus on the idea that most people have good in them. If you have trouble seeing the other's perspective, why? What's holding you back?



Changing perspective...


There are many opinions I disagree with and even hate, one simple one being parents who are against their children learning sex education in schools. I can see their side though, that they're afraid their kids will become wild sex addicts. They're trying to preserve the innocence of childhood for as long as possible. So knowing their side and argument will help me to speak to their fears and needs, which is compassion.


So many people seem afraid to research the other's side. It's like they think they'll turn into that if they learn about it. If they read and learn about Islam, they'll just become someone who understands more about Islam. Maybe some will want to convert, but just learning about a thing doesn't make you into it. It's both compassionate to learn about another's religion or political stance and then you increase your compassion because you understand them and can speak to their fears.



Do you ever do compassionate things out of guilt? I'd say, even if you do, like giving money to a homeless person because it makes you feel bad to see them, do it anyway. In doing, we learn, and then we can do it better. Fake it 'til you make it. That's been working for me the last few years, to see people not as stupid but as ignorant and capable of more.


If someone drinks to the point of hangover the next day often, you have to feel compassion that they feel the need to drink that much, or that they somehow don't know their limits. In the past I would have labeled them a worthless person, but I'm learning by constantly changing my own thoughts, talking to myself, how to see them as a pitiable person instead and hope that they can change. Maybe one day I can evolve from thinking of them as pitiable to just thinking more objectively like "they're just a person that drinks a lot" and put no judgment on it.

So compassion of compassion; what can we do today? Express your compassion in a new way that goes beyond your previous limitations. Maybe talk to someone you've been kind of mean towards. Write down your "bad" thoughts about specific people or people in general and then change those sentences into less judgy ones. Find something that works for you to increase your compassion. See you tomorrow, and don't forget to like and share!

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