Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear,
slow to speak, slow to anger; James 1:19 (ESV)
What does “Listening With Your Heart” mean to you? It conveys those times when you allow love and your heart guide your ears to truly listen to another. It is during those times when you are not formulating what you are going to say next. You are truly taking in each word and making eye contact with the person who is speaking.
You are empathizing and valuing the person with whom you are engaging a conversation. How does it feel when you are speaking and those around you are truly engaged with their eyes and their hearts to your story? Can you imagine the love and joy your manifesting in another simply by listening with your heart?
Compassion is made up of the Latin prefix “com-“, which means with, together or in association; and, the suffix “-passion,” which refers to Jesus Christ’s sufferings on the cross or can mean suffering. Simply put, compassion means in association with suffering. Wikipedia describes compassion as a virtue in which the emotional dimensions and capabilities of empathy and sympathy for the suffering of others are considered as part of love.
Compassion to me is holding the hand of another who is in pain either emotionally or physically (or both) and being present for him or her. You are there completely to support another being with unconditional love. Compassion is holding another physically or simply holding his or her intentions during times of distress and anguish. Compassion is one of the most loving gestures we can have for each other. It is BEING love to another human being no matter what the circumstances are. It is more than saying, “I LOVE YOU.” It is SHOWING, “I LOVE YOU!”
I want to dedicate this blog to my tia Gladys…I LOVE YOU, SO VERY MUCH tia Gladys!!!!
My aunt Gladys has always had compassion for everyone she has come in contact. She has been LOVE for so many people. I am so happy knowing that now everyone has compassion for her as she goes through this period in her life.
PLEASE, have compassion for all your loved ones and then go beyond. May GOD and LOVE be with ALL of your loved ones especially those who are ailing or in crisis. Thank you for reading my blog. God Bless You and May the Light of Love and Life be with you and your all those you hold dear to your heart always. With love, joy and blessings…Angi