Empathy, kindness and compassion do exist in our world if we look beyond the hustle and bustle in life. Heartfelt feelings and actions are truly what unites and forms connections within our communities. I want to create a world where… old-fashioned morals, honesty and genuine understanding for others, will re-connect us all on a broader level.
With more positive connections in our lives, this will lead to a much-desired inner strength and the ability to believe in yourself. Young people today are filled with self-doubt, confusion and they lack the compassion that is needed to protect their self-confidence and true spirit within.
In my ideal world, imperfection is a charm, making each of us unique, yet perfectly moulded. Acceptance of self and acceptance of others needs to be prioritised. Learning to love the person you are and aspire to be… allows the real person within to shine. Don’t you just wish you could tell your younger self the wisdom that has taken decades for us to learn?
Morals and values are things that cannot be bought, but can be passed on to our future generations. As parents and mentors in life, we have a wonderful opportunity to teach good manners, respect, honesty, trust and responsibility. We are not only raising children… we are raising future mothers, fathers, teachers, builders or farmers for our world. We need to look at the big picture and shape these young people to become future leaders in our communities with a strong sense of self.
Consideration and respect for other peoples differences, opinions and actions… is simply human politeness. With so many strong opinions beating down the opinions of others in an effort to persuade, is sadly accepted in our society. But what if we just accepted that we all have our own personal opinions and are all authentic to only ourself. This would make for a better world, a more peaceful world and contentment would remain.
Empathy is the capacity to understand the feelings of another and the ability to mentally place yourself in their shoes. This ability allows for a real connection but needs an open mind and an open heart. The empathy shown towards others, may just be the one thing that helps another person make it through the darkness.
Kindness, caring for others and a willingness to help somebody else is what we call compassion. Sometimes life just gets so busy or we get so distracted, that we do lose touch and our compassion is pushed aside. Being thoughtful is a decent human attribute and one that should be seen every single day.
Just a little consideration for another, can make the world of difference for that one person. Kindness is contagious and we all see this around us. Like a domino effect, that person can then go about their own day and positively affect another person. It is all about sharing this kindness and understanding throughout our family, our friends, our workplace, our communities and then hope to reach the wider world.
Showing a sincere concern for another person’s well-being is very highly regarded. Strangely enough, your own soul will be enriched and you will feel enormously content that your actions have touched the soul of another. You can create calmness in your own mind, by cultivating kindness and compassion in your life.
In a world when we cannot see the compassion and kindness around us… be that person that the world truly needs. Be the person who makes everybody feel like they are somebody. Use your voice to express that kindness and use your ears for compassion and use your heart always. It is with genuine compassion, that we can start to bring peace into all of our lives and into our world.
Take care, Karen.
“It is in your hands
to create a better world
for all who live in it.”
~ Nelson Mandela