The world has a desperate need for compassion. Compassion means to recognize the real nature of every living being, also in actions that express separation. Compassion means too see that there is not a person anywhere, but Consciousness in action.
In this recognition you can welcome in your Heart all the suffering of believing that this is not so, knowing that maybe this cannot be seen through every form right away, but accepting seeing this in your Heart until it is possible for everybody.
This is the life of a bodhisattva and the life to which we all aspire to as truth seekers. If this is possible, any action of Consciousness that expresses through your form will come from unity and will support only unity in the world.
That compassion can do miracles, and arises from that true Heart that is everywhere.
What can we do in front of a crumbling world in which everything seems to be more and more divided?
Remembering that we are Emptiness that contemplates all form through the human experience. The Heart is this Emptiness that meditates the world.
Abiding in the compassion of the Heart allows us to dissolve any apparent contradictions and divisions we see in the world, not because we resolve these polarities,but because they can all co-exist and dissolve in our Being.
In the Heart there is no need to split ourselves into two and polarize into right and wrong, you or me, your truth or my truth - all this can simultaneously exist and be contained in Emptiness.
Can we remain naked of self images in front of ignorance of the world? Resting beyond the dualistic game of guilt and blame, the empty Heart sees Love moving in every action and relates only to itself.
True compassion can be in certain cases very controversial, especially when there is a strong tendency to take sides. The ego-concept blinds us to recognize that there is only pure Awareness that moves through all forms.
Where Love does not know itself consciously, its expression will be filtered and sometimes even perverted into what we could call evil or darkness.
This lack of self recognition is the source of any violence, shame, guilt or blame. Compassion is the ability, by Awareness, to recognize and acknowledge only itself everywhere.
Our deepest essence, Pure Consciousness, is just apparently hidden behind the game of personality and it can - through meditation - re-absorb within itself all ignorance. Standing in the Heart in the face of conflict, we can stop holding on to any position whatsoever, allowing the burning of any defense mechanism. It leads us to stand in the rawness of vulnerability, that is openness itself.
This openness is meeting the world, and ourselves, with a completely transpersonal compassion - it is seeing yourself as the other, feeling their pain as yours. It is Love in action - an exquisite divinely human quality.
As Consciousness you can take that suffering into your Heart, because despite where it appears, ultimately it is all yours.
The Heart, as Pure Awareness though the human form, can transform everything in itself.This living from the Heart becomes a service of our community, embodying our understanding and “walking our talk”.
Compassion can be revolutionary dropping of attachment to any ideas, letting the Heart live us from the mystery and responding just to its silent voice.
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