Eckhart Tolle has some wonderful insights on ‘compassion’
“”Having gone beyond the mind-made opposites, you become like a deep lake. The outer situation of your life and whatever happens there is the surface of the lake. Sometimes calm, sometimes windy and rough, according to the cycles and seasons. Deep down, however, the lake is always undisturbed. You are the whole lake, not just the surface, and you are in touch with your own depth, which remains absolutely still. You don’t resist change mentally clinging to any situation. Your inner peace does not depend on it. You abide in Being – unchanging, timeless, deathless- and you are no longer constantly fluctuating forms. You can enjoy them, play with them, create new forms, appreciate the beauty of it all. But there will be no need to attach yourself to any of it.”
If you have tried but have not found lasting inner peace what else can one do?
Eckhart Tolle suggests:
“You are still seeking outside, and you cannot get out of the seeking mode. Maybe the next workshop will have the answer, maybe that new tecnique. To you I would say: Don’t look for peace. Don’t look for any other state than the one you are in now: otherwise, you will set up inner conflict and unconscious resistance. Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender.”
I agree with Eckhart Tolle that forgiveness and acceptance are effective means of being compassionate toward oneself and others. Through compassion we are led toward greater inner and outer peace.
In our novel “NEXUS” we can see compassion at play as the various characters journey to discover peace. Sometimes it is through experiences of lack of compassion that the truth of compassion becomes highlighted. Also at times it is through compassion that the dawning of a deeper awareness of inner and outer peace emerges. These themes unfold throughout “NEXUS” as the characters face varied life experiences, that bring both joy and sorrow. It is through going beyond the joys and sorrows that true peace is found;and with the discovery of true peace compassionate heart-centerred living emerges.
Wishing you Peace & Prosperity,