What is the best way to show compassion? When you know that others are suffering and you feel deep compassion within you, what is the best thing you can do? Is there a gift you can offer them that is beyond their immediate suffering and can actually shift their consciousness in a way that will relieve future suffering? If the suffering has an external cause then perhaps the best support is addressing their immediate needs. However, the suffering of most people is much more internal and has deeper and long-rooted causes. Eventually this type of suffering also manifests as physical ailments or trauma.
Perhaps one of the best ways to express compassion is to simply listen with an open heart and without judgment or feeling the need to offer advice. People are starving to be heard, and just the gift of your time and attention can create miracles. If you are compelled to offer advice, how can you help them expand their awareness so they see their life and suffering from a higher perspective. From that perspective everything can be viewed as a blessing. Inspiring people to view life from the perspective of the eternal higher self is perhaps the greatest gift you can offer the world, as it can help reframe the suffering into something that is embraced as a gift of growth.
Ted Murray is an Executive Life Coach based in Boulder, Colorado. Ted had a long career as an international tennis professional, inspiring young players who became Olympic medalists and multiple Grand Slam winners. Ted’s focus is empowering people of all ages to aspire to and achieve their ultimate dreams in life, and his Coach From the Heart program enables people gain clarity and fulfillment. Ted is the bestselling author of Tennis from the Heart – Pursuing the Dream. For 16 years, Ted has written a daily inspirational Message from the Heart shared with thousands of people worldwide.