Meditation Day 14 – Gratitude Brings Compassion

Day 14

Gratitude Brings Compassion


When I have no judgment, I see everyone with kindness.


Karuna Hum
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.

Motivational Quote About Change - Steven Pressfield

My Notes:

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.


Forgiveness doesn't excuse their behavior. It prevents their behavior from destroying your inner peace


The day I realized that I actually resented myself for being imperfect, incomplete, and powerless over so many things is the day I began to see myself more compassionately.


"Look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion and up with gratitude." Zig Zigler Quote from 2014 Christian Living Bundle



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