In this second guided meditation, part of The Inner Temple fo the Heart Series, we’ll be focusing on activating the virtue of compassion.
The word compassion, from the Latin, means ‘to suffer with’. Which is why many spiritual teachers refer to compassion as the ability to be aware of the suffering of another and the desire to relieve that suffering.
In the context of the heart intelligence, compassion is your ability to be aware of and embrace your own emotional pain, so that you can better embrace, understand and appreciate the pain in others.
Pain is part of what makes us human, therefore, to be compassionate ultimately means to embrace the humanity in others, who like you, are also fighting their own battles and doing the best they can, based on their current level of awareness.
If appreciation is what opens your heart, compassion is what allows you to let others inside your heart. To welcome them in, so that once inside your heart, you can share and feel each other’s pain, thus transmuting it. Because it is by feeling your pain, that you heal it.
Compassion is, ultimately, the force that holds the Universe together, for it is what allows us to feel our connection to one another.
I hope you enjoy this next installment of The Inner Temple of the Heart, and that it opens your heart to welcoming greater love, abundance, and joy in your life!