Gratitude Brings Compassion
When I have no judgment, I see everyone with kindness.
I am compassion.
Day 14 – Gratitude Brings Compassion
“We are all of one light on this one Earth, and loving humanity makes all the difference.” ― Michelle Cruz-Rosado
Today’s meditation shows us how expressing gratitude easily leads to compassion. We all know that to be spiritual we are supposed to be compassionate, but with all the negativity and injustice we see around us, it’s easy for our egos to feel justified being judgmental and critical.
However, when you find reasons to feel grateful to someone, you are bridging the gulf of separation between the two of you. You can’t be thankful and resentful at the same time. That connection you feel when you are thankful is your shared humanity – it is the ground of compassion. A compassionate heart is accepting and forgiving not only to others, but to yourself as well.
Compassion can change your perception of the world. We are more alike than different. When you judge another human being, you deny the connection between each other.
There is a link between compassion and gratitude. Compassion sometimes feels impossible, we tend to judge against those who are bad or wrong. When you are thankful, you cannot be judgmental at the same time. Work on feeling thankful for each person. Next to compassion is to forgive. When you stop judging others, you stop judging yourself. Eventually you get to a place of grace.