- Jennifer Hadley - https://jenniferhadley.com -

Compassion No Matter What

Sometimes when people feel unlovable they will go to great lengths to get us to reject them. They don’t realize it, but they’re looking to us to validate their beliefs.

That’s what people do.

They’d rather be right about how wrong they are then have Peace [1].

The thing is, they don’t know they’re doing it. Therefore, it’s important that we have compassion for them.

Compassion IS Love.

It’s loving understanding. And it’s the Love that we offer to them that is going to turn the tide for them.

We cannot give up on our brothers and sisters no matter how difficult they try to make things.

Now, this doesn’t mean that the best [2] course of action isn’t to put some distance between us. We can be compassionate from a distance and many times that is the most helpful [3] things we can do.

With some people, they’re deeply committed to being annoying and difficult and to pushing people away with their rude comments and disrespectful behavior. It’s important we don’t become codependent with them.

We have compassion, but we don’t need to tolerate their unkindness.

That would be condoning it.

Life presents us with challenging people so we can learn to Love without conditions. And living together and loving each other are not the same things.

Let’s make a commitment to developing that immaculate heart [4] that holds nothing against anyone and loves fully and freely. At the same time, we’re not a pushover. We can be masterful at relationships!