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  1. C
    Carissa Thomas

    People that irk me and push my limits. Usually when something makes you angry, at least from my experience, it’s something that is triggering an insecurity within me, perhaps projecting my own flaws onto others. So being able to be compassionate to people when it goes against my gut reaction. Being able to recognize these feelings and see people with empathy.

    2 weeks ago
  2. Carla

    I’ve been driving today, and see the need for more patience, tolerance, AND compassion. I do not know the challenges going on in the lives of the drivers around me

    2 weeks ago
  3. Carla

    Spent a portion of the day driving and have to say I needed to bring forth more compassion for other drivers. Yikes! And practice more tolerance.

    2 weeks ago
    1. L
      Loc Tran

      Carla, from 2nd hand experience, I can totally understand the frustration. There’s a lot of crazy drivers out there. Road rage is quite common. Honking horns and the middle finger are a couple of the most common bad habits I’ve heard about people getting into.

      2 weeks ago
  4. Robin Ann

    Yes, there is so much need for compassion. I visited my Mother’s dear friend who is 87 years old young yesterday. God bless her for still trying to
    live on her own while she suffers from Macular Degeneration and no longer drives but does have some help from visiting nurses, housekeeper and transportation. It is truly an honor for me to try to help the best I can when I visit. I live 2 hours away. We had a lovely lunch and drove along the coast in Cape cod fully not knowing exactly what she can see but may be part of her memory very much so now. She has such strength and courage. She is an amazing person and has been like an adopted Mother since my Mother died 24 yrs ago on Mother’s day. Happy Mother’s day to all!!

    2 weeks ago
  5. Dolores Kazanjian

    Amen to those who posted “everyone.” Years ago I did work with Werner Erhard (offspring of the “est” program). After one peeled away the layers,i it turned out that the most “obnoxious” people were in the most psychic pain and the most in need of compassion.

    2 weeks ago
  6. Charlie T

    Everyone needs compassion and I can
    show it by being kind and practicing
    empathy and listening with intention.

    2 weeks ago
  7. Linda

    My husband had a fall and is in rehab now. It is hard to see him suffer. I strive to be compassionate and loving toward him while also dealing with my sad and fearful feelings.

    2 weeks ago
  8. pkr

    We all need compassion. I need compassion. Each & everyone on this site needs compassion.
    Mama Earth needs compassion, love & respect.
    Happy Mother’s Day to All the Moms..❤️🌷
    Happy Heavenly Mother’s Day to my mom & Grandmothers…💖💞💗💕🌸🌷

    2 weeks ago
  9. Nannette

    As others have voiced we all need compassion…humans, the earth, all that the earth gives us, and all the animals and birds. We need to be kind to one another and all living things. I am in the need of compassion and healing and I am working on that. Everyone here gives me strength! Thank you. May whoever you call your Spiritual Guide may he/she Bless you today and everyday. May all those Moms and those who are like Moms have a special day. I am surrounded by my guys today as I write…Clancy, my dog and Finn and Nora my cats. I am truly Blessed. Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday.

    2 weeks ago
  10. O.Christina

    My father needs it as he feels lonely and slowly has to think about moving to an elderly home and fulfill one of the most difficult things for him to do, which is letting go of all the stuff he collected around him. Coming from a generation which had to build up all the destroyed after WW II, he stored so many things in order to reuse them one day. My heart is with him, and calling him regularly now and visiting him as much as possible hopefully will ease some of his sadness and loneliness since his wife, our mother, and some of dear friends passed, having survived most of them already. I am happy for him that at least by now, he may spend some money without thinking if ordering an expensive dinner would mean squandering money and he really enjoys it by now, so that´s something enjoyable also. Nevertheless, the moment seems to come closer of needing say good bye for good, where i dealy hope to be with him then to accompany him to the veil of life`s end mystery.

    2 weeks ago
  11. Yram

    My self! I woke up with a sense that life is o.k. I have come this far, raised 2 boys who are great, I have “mothered” students, and I reach out to our community. I have faith that sustains me in all times.

    2 weeks ago
  12. Michele

    Today is Mother’s Day so my answer is all moms need compassion.
    Happy Mother’s Day to all our Moms – Have a wonderful, peaceful, relaxing day.
    And, for a little bit of humor, while looking at the National Days this morning I could not believe they had National Tampon Day on Mother’s Day, couldn’t they have picked any other day???? LOL🤣

    2 weeks ago
    1. Joseph McCann

      Who would’ve thought!

      2 weeks ago
    2. Robin Ann

      That is too funny and wrong!! lol

      2 weeks ago
    3. L
      Loc Tran

      Perfect answer, Michele. Nice and succinct.

      2 weeks ago
  13. Josie

    Right now, I do.
    I can show it by compassionately embracing who I am at this stage of the journey.

    2 weeks ago
  14. Antoinette

    My mom needs it . Today is Mother’s Day in the USA and I’m far from here, but I can show her that I care. I called her and she sounds down and sad . She has an autoimmune disease. She gets cold really easily and it’s very challenging for her to go anywhere. Every other week she has to get infusions of medicines so it makes it so that she is basically tied to the hospital most of the time. I wish there was things that I could do for her to help her get through this, but it seems like there’s no way to take away her suffering. I am sorry for this .

    2 weeks ago
    1. Yram

      Your love will cross boundaries! She knows.

      2 weeks ago
  15. L
    Loc Tran

    I have the elderly. The older we become, the more vulnerable we are. I believe that society is only moving further away from our nature as we age. Not that it’s impossible, it’s harder to adapt and learn new things. Physical decline plays a part in it.
    My way of showing compassion is to be a listener. I still believe that just because one is older doesn’t automatically mean that they’re right, but I also believe that they end up being right 9 out of every 10 times. They’ve been around longer and have a lot of wisdom to share that can help younger people like me. It’s also harder to make friends as we age. That’s especially the case at old age when almost everyone close to us has left us. When we were children, it was all about play. As we become adults, it became common interests, view points, values… Older people are lonely and need people to talk to. Therefore, another way for me to show compassion is through patience.

    2 weeks ago
    1. Dolores Kazanjian

      As someone who will celebrate her 90th birthday next week, God willing. I thank you for this. Yes, we often get lonely. Yes, we have wisdom to offer. Thank you, Loc Tran for your understanding.

      a

      2 weeks ago
      1. L
        Loc Tran

        No problem, Dolores. Happy 90th birthday ahead of time. Ngoc and I are old souls at 32 and 29 years old respectively. She and I come from a culture that strongly emphasizes honoring our elders. I play the piano every other Fridays for an hour at a nursing home with the last being a couple days ago as one of my part-time piano performing jobs. My autism makes it harder for me to keep up with societal trends and connect with people within my age group or younger, especially teenagers and young adults. All this puts me in a more favorable position to understand the elderly.

        2 weeks ago
        1. Dolores Kazanjian

          Thank you, Loc Tran. “Old souls” is a term my husband is fond of.

          2 weeks ago
        2. L
          Loc Tran

          BTW, I’m 32 and Ngoc’s 29 years old.

          2 weeks ago
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