Lao-Tzu and Avatar – The Compassion Project


I have found 2 things to move me into compassion for even those I am unhappy with.

First:
Speaking kind words creates confidence.
Thinking kind words creates profoundness.
Giving kind words creates love.
By Lao-Tzu

Second:
Avatar – the Compassion Project

Compassion Exercise
Honesty with one’s self leads to compassion for others.
Objective: Increase the amount of compassion in the world
Expected Results: A personal sense of peace.

Instructions: This exercise can be done anywhere that people congregate (airports, malls, parks, beaches, etc.) It should be done on strangers, unobtrusively, from some distance. Try to do all five steps on the same person.

Step 1: With attention on the person, repeat to yourself:
“Just like me, this person is seeking some happiness for his/her life.”

Step 2: With attention on the person, repeat to yourself:
“Just like me, this person is trying to avoid suffering in his/her life.”

Step 3: With attention on the person, repeat to yourself:
“Just like me, this person has known sadness, loneliness and despair.”

Step 4: With attention on the person, repeat to yourself:
“Just like me, this person is seeking to fulfill his/her needs.”

Step 5: With attention on the person, repeat to yourself:
“Just like me, this person is learning about life.”

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You can find more interesting possibilities about compassion on their website:  www.avatarresults.com

I add a Step 6, because I think it is important to focus and end this exercise with a positive constructive thought.

“Just like me this person can receive compassion and love everyday if they come from a believing in possibilities.”

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Rita Jasper strives to produce work that makes social impact or simply provokes thought to bring about awareness & different points of view.
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