Day 24. Do we have compassion? Compassion is the emotion that one feels in response to the suffering of others that motivates a desire to help. I would like to think that we have compassion for one another, but sometime it doesn't seem so when working as a whole. I notice that during a tragedy we seem to pull together as one. It's a shame that sometimes it takes something horrible for us to come together as one. I think that being judgmental inhibits our ability to be compassionate. Jesus said he who is without sin let him cast the first stone, John 8:7. Judging another person is wrong, especially when anyone can make a mistake.
What's on my mind. Persistence! I had someone tell me that if she didn't get a certain thing to happen she would just give up. Self-defeating. In life we are bound to fail. Imagine all the brilliant people that if they had given up our world would have suffered. Nelson Mandela said "a winner is a dreamer who never gives up." Mahatma Gandhi quoted, “Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.” The key to continuing to pursue a dream is persistence. Life will make you want to quit, but we must continue on this journey to change this upside down world. Their are still many things undiscovered in this world that we can tap into. Still so much to do to build compassion and end being judgmental. The way we do this is through being persistent. The challenge today is for everyone to continue pursuing something you once started and left behind. That could be an art project, a book, a movie, working on improving a relationship. Whatever it is in your life that at one time you dreamed of doing....do it. Don't just do it, be persistent about pursuing your dream. Today I will leave you with a cute video on persistence.
cute for many reasons