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A different type of exercise

Posted by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Jen
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The Compassion Exercise

Objective: To increase the amount of compassion in the world.

Expected Result: A personal sense of peace.

Instructions This exercise can be done anywhere that people congregate (airports, malls, parks, beaches, etc.). It should be done on strangers, unobtrusively, from some distance. Try to do all five steps on the same person.

Step 1 With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is seeking some happiness for his/her life.”

Step 2 With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is trying to avoid suffering in his/her life.”

Step 3 With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person has known sadness, loneliness, and despair.”

Step 4 With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is seeking to fulfill his/her needs.”

Step 5 With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is learning about life.”
by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Dec. 6, 2012 at 5:56 AM

Oh I love this!  Thanks for sharing!  Step 2 is my favorite:)

SabrinaLC
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 9:15 AM

nice :-)

cleanaturalady
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 11:24 AM

That is excellent.  I think we could all use a dose of that. 

reneawesley
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Thanks! 

cmorris1200
by Silver Member on Dec. 6, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Great thing!!

mp3mom
by on Dec. 6, 2012 at 6:55 PM

That is different.

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