Ever since the election, it’s seemed to me that the liberal left (and I’m a member) has been patting themselves on the back and feeling self-righteous because they’re the people of compassion and caring. And the other side are evildoers and deserving of hatred. It bothers me, because my understanding of true compassion is that it’s unconditional.
I’m a work in progress when it comes to living with compassion; not claiming to be operating from the ideal place. But I’ve contemplated it, done practices to develop it within and read a lot of the thoughts and wisdom of people who have mastered it better than I and I think I understand the basic idea that true compassion doesn’t discriminate, doesn’t see an “other”.
Hanging around calling people idiots or stupid or worse demonstrates that you are just as hateful as they are It sure doesn’t argue for your great sense of compassion.
When I look at some of the hatefulness and dip into my heart and sense of compassion, I see people who are totally frightened. I don’t know why or have the answers that will end their fears, but I know that understanding the fear and figuring out how to address it is more likely to shift their terrified and hateful responses to the world than calling them stupid.
To me the biggest failure of democrats and the left has been the absence of using their hearts to explore how to address the fears of those who become self-protective and lash out at those they wrongfully blame for their troubles.
But while political types are working on their idea of change, I keep clearing every issue I find within myself. I keep meditating and chanting and working to raise my vibration. Because in the end the one significant contribution each of us can make to the collective energy that is All of Us as One is to raise our own energy.
Every time I shout at the television or shake my fist at one of the candidates, it means I still have anger to clear. It means I still have more chanting to do.
Every time we lift ourselves another notch in vibration, we lift the world a little bit. If a million of us raise our energy, we change the world. Be the peace. Live with compassion that knows no other nor any conditions, but is given freely to all.