Compassion

Happy Thursday Friends!!

I’m thankful this week for a conversation about compassion that led to increased clarity about how I want to show up in alignment.

A client of mine made a statement that was a zinger- I absolutely love it!  She said, “Compassion isn’t catering to someone else’s comfort.”  The truth of that hit me, reminding me of another saying I love, “God isn’t concerned about our comfort, He is concerned about our growth.”  

Compassion is one of my core values, but I often see clients, family or friends stepping in and rescuing, enabling or playing the savior, all in the name of “compassion”.  Fixing something for someone is NOT compassion.  

Compassion is simply “I understand.  I see you.  I hear you.” Having and showing compassion does not mean we have to agree with the other person, or that the other person is right.  Compassion is simply, without judgement, understanding another human being going through the trenches of life.

When we pander, walk on egg-shells around, or baby someone that is struggling, this is not compassion.  Jesus Christ, our ultimate example of compassion, did not shy away from the uncomfortable or overly indulge those going through a challenge.  He loves and supports us in compassion as he allows us to progress on our journey, even when it is painful to endure.  He trusts us to grow and loves us through it all.

Compassion says, “I understand, I honor your struggle, I witness your pain, but I also trust that you are going to figure it out. I will cheer you on and celebrate with you as you grow.”

I am thankful for you, and would love to hear your thoughts!

Rooting for you always,

Candice Noss

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