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Sacred Sunday


Kwan Yin Goddess of Compassion

I’ve been thinking a lot about compassion (sympathy for the suffering of others, often including a desire to help)and empathy (understanding of another’s feelings: the ability to identify with and understand another person’s feelings or difficulties).....
If I’m to believe as I do, that my God/Goddess is a loving one and that we are put on this earth to love and be loved then I think I need to work much harder at having compassion for everyone….I think I am a compassionate person…but if I’m angry at someone, or hurt by them, or sitting in judgment, then I can’t extend compassion to them or to myself. I close my heart a bit instead of opening it wide, I can actually feel it happening and it is not where I want to go in this life. Closing my heart doesn’t serve the journey I’m on. Soooo, I’m going to try and put this mantra on my everyday list of things to work with…another tool…

May I enjoy loving kindness, may you enjoy loving kindness, may all beings enjoy loving -kindness….

I think if I’m thinking this I will not be able to be angry, hurt or sit in judgment
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15 comments:

Deb said...

Thank you for the reminder. What a blessing you are.

julie mitchell said...

Thank you Deb, hugs, julie

Tammie Lee said...

This is a wonderful living meditation to embrace~

Kathleen said...

I discovered on the weekend that feeling angry at oneself or another is an opportunity from the God and Goddess to choose differently ...

julie mitchell said...

Kathleen,
Thanks for offering me something more to ponder...

Tammie Lee...It is that isn't it...Certainly can't go wrong sending it out into the world...

hugs, to you both...thanks from coming by...julie

Lisa said...

compassion, gratitude, acceptance- just by trying to bring these things into our world more fully is a huge step forward.
Your Kwan Yin is beautiful- you are so talented xx

Snowbrush said...

You could have written for me. I often find that I'm more compassionate when I'm feeling down. When I'm up, I might perform kind deeds, but it is harder for me to relate to suffering. And, of course, any compassion that I feel for others must begin with compassion for myself.

julie mitchell said...

Snowbrush,

It's like that saying, 'charity begins at home'...so your right, we must find forgiveness and compassion for ourselves before we can extend it to others...And in order to forgive ourselves we have to open up and take a look at our 'stuff', not an easy thing to do...the trail sometimes reminds me of a Grimm's Fairy tale..not for children or the faint of heart at all!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to post...enjoy, julie

Carol Stocker said...

Hi sweetie...wonderful affirmation. I think that some people mistake kindness for weakness and while that does sometimes occur, it doesn't have to! Being kind can open you up to being manipulated & taken advantage of (none of us deserve that) but it can also open you up to do wonderful amazing things and when you do that, your spirit soars. So be strong, be kind and continue on your special journey Julie...you rock! Hugs, Carol

julie mitchell said...

Thank you Carol....It is a journey for sure....I read your b-day post and it struck me that even the 'bad' stuff adds up to 'good' stuff if we can learn from it....We gather our wisdom from the challenges as well as the easy times.

hugs to you...julie

Kathy said...

Such wonderful thoughts - definitely a reminder we all need!

I was watching your smile box today - beautiful, beautiful art.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy

julie mitchell said...

Hi Kathy,

I'm glad you enjoyed my Smile Box, my Spirit Figures are part of my heart....

I've enjoyed reading your blog and I've gained inspiration from it...enjoy, julie

julie mitchell said...

Hi Lisa,

I've got to say I love your blog...I haven't had the time to read more than a few posts, but the ones I have read are really great in many ways...this morning I was reading and on comes your music box with Abba singing Honey, Honey...between the humor of your post I couldn't help but smile.

Thanks for your kind words about my Spirit Figures...and yes, we need more good vibes in the world..
hug, hug...julie

Griselda said...

I love Quan Yin, she is my daily companion, and has been with me for eons. I discovered her 15 years ago...or she allowed me to see her in many ways. I feel her often in the eyes of others...I see her in you.

julie mitchell said...

Griz...thank you for the generous words...and thanks for coming to art hop Saturday...you added to my experience in a very good way...hugs, julie
ps...thanks for the photos!!

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