The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering. ~Ben Okri
One of the most profound gifts that we acquire through our own personal healing is the capacity to extend compassion, hope and wisdom to improve the lives of others. The challenges that we endure and overcome offer a model of strength, resilience and courage to those in the tempest of their own personal pain. Our healing journey must embrace an offering of kindness and care to those who are suffering and in need. This deepens our empathy, strengthens our humanity and elevates our own emotional well-being.
Inspiring and empowering others amid hardship brings to light the true capacity of the human spirit; awakening a sense of purpose, meaning, responsibility, connection to the whole of life, and companionship with those who share this journey.
We each have a unique gift to offer in contribution to the collective healing and betterment of this world.
Cultivating compassion in dedication to the healing and growth of all humanity signifies an important step in our personal evolution. Take a moment to view and sign The Charter for Compassion presented below. In doing so, contemplate how you wish to extend kindness and charity for the well-being of others.
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The Charter For Compassion
"The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect.
It is also necessary in both public and private life to refrain consistently and empathically from inflicting pain. To act or speak violently out of spite, chauvinism, or self-interest, to impoverish, exploit or deny basic rights to anybody, and to incite hatred by denigrating others -even our enemies- is a denial of our common humanity. We acknowledge that we have failed to live compassionately and that some have even increased the sum of human misery in the name of religion.
We therefore call upon all men and women ~ to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion ~ to return to the ancient principle that any interpretation of scripture that breeds violence, hatred or disdain is illegitimate ~ to ensure that youth are given accurate and respectful information about other traditions, religions and cultures ~ to encourage a positive appreciation of cultural and religious diversity ~ to cultivate an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings -even those regarded as enemies.
We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensable to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community."
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