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Bold Compassion

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Compassion is much more than being stirred by another’s humanity and extending a helping hand. Here are a few ways to expand your experience of compassion.

  • Relish in another’s joy without comparing yourself to them.
  • Pay it forward because you want to, not because you feel obligated by the person who came before you, and not because you expect the next person to do it.
  • Do the right thing simply because it’s the right thing, no need to be a role model for others, no expectation that others will follow suit.
  • Share your joy because you’re worth it.
  • Share your pain because you’re worth it.
  • Ask for what you want because you’re worth it.
  • Ask a curious question and listening intently for the answer.
  • Support someone who turned down your offer to help.
  • Share a negative feeling you have without blaming anyone for it.
  • Empathize without one-upping.
  • Wait to share your great idea while you explore someone else’s.
  • Own up to something without excuses or explanations.
  • Share your convictions without expecting others to agree.
  • Assume good intentions.

Which of these challenges you most? What would have to change inside of you to practice bold compassion?

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  • All great points and good advice especially “Ask a curious question…” and “Wait to share your great idea…”, These challenge me the most. Reminds me of the saying, ‘nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care’. Listening intently is one of my biggest challenges, I’m a ‘work-in-progress’. Thanks Nate

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