When Compassion is Dysfunctional

January 5, 2018

True compassion is an expression of Love, it’s the light dawning in our awareness. It takes courage to look at these things and choose Love!

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Yesterday, in my class, Self-Love: 6 Simple Steps for Self-Healing, I shared about how we can become quite dysfunctional in our expressions of compassion and not even realize it.  I have found that almost every spiritual student I know can recognize this is a challenge that we have.

When I say dysfunctional compassion I’m talking about doing what looks like extending Love, but you’re actually trying to get something from someone by manipulating them.  Some of the ways that we can be dysfunctionally compassionate:

  • making excuses for someone in a way that enables them to keep repeating the behavior
  • helping people when they haven’t asked for it in order to garner favor or get something including self-validation
  • repeatedly being compassionate with someone who is mis-treating you, and pretending that they can’t do any better

There are many more.  Being dysfunctional in these ways isn’t actually compassion.  Compassion is deeply healing and these dysfunctional expressions actually keep the wounding going.

These expressions of dysfunctional compassion can actually seem to be addictive when we seem to be validated by them.  When people have a low self-esteem then these expressions can seem to be quite uplifting and can be interpreted as being loving when they’re actually not.

True compassion is an expression of Love, it’s the light dawning in our awareness.  Dysfunctional compassion perpetuates the darkness.  It takes courage to look at these things and choose Love!

Take your own temperature and begin to recognize when things feel off and when you’re giving to get something in return.  Recognizing these patterns will be profoundly healing!  More Love will flow in your life!

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