Grow your compassion muscle Girl Warrior. Be kind. Make this your ‘go to’ virtue in every situation. Ask yourself, if I say this or do that, what affect will it have? Not just on others, but on yourself. What’s the trickle-down effect? The pebble skipping across the water? The ripple in the still pond? The echo across the canyon?
How you treat others matters. Not just in small or imperceptible ways either, but also the universal, the colossal, and the cosmic. For we are not islands. We are all connected so it is imperative that you cause no harm. Instead foster big-heartedness and benevolence.
Imagine yourself in someone else’s shoes. Walk a mile in their moccasins or mukluks or Manolos. Seek understanding. Express genuine concern. Cultivate a magnanimous spirit. Even towards those who seem impossible to love or unworthy. Herein lies your greatest workout. Exercise your tenderness and tolerance.
Compassion and loving-kindness are the heart and soul’s great healers. Know this Girl Warrior and you will always be well.