It’s that time of year when we are constantly told to ‘love thy neighbour’, since it is Christmas and all. Personally I feel we should be kind to our neighbours all year round, especially the good ones. However, it can be increasingly difficult when we’re stressed, over worked or run down.
My friend Sinead Lynch over at Silver Linings, has some great advice regarding compassion over the holidays. Being surrounded by family that you aren’t always used to sharing your space with can be overwhelming. Sinead suggests that compassion has it’s roots in empathy and recommends seeing the world from their perspective.
After you try to walk in someone else’s shoes, you’ll be happy for the moments when you can relax in your slippers.
Also…did you see that dancing cloud? That’s me, I’m that dancing cloud.
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” – Dalai Lama XIV