Compassion opens our eyes.
Compassion is an eye opener.
Those who feel compassion are often people who went through a lot in life and have passed the stage where they no longer feel superior.
They no longer feel as judgmental as they used to be.
They know by experience that everyone can make mistakes.
They know and feel in their bones that no one is perfect.
They know for certain that no matter how much we try, we are still going to be imperfect.
Life proved to them that the divorced couples they criticized so severely is them now.
The parents who had a hard time disciplining their kids, not it’s them.
The person who was bankrupted, who they mocked, it’s them now.
Well, you might call it differently.
I always say that the wheel of life turns and things go full turn.
So, a little self-exploration is necessary.
Putting ourselves in question is essential.
I can tell you that everyone, even those self-righteous people, even the couple who seem heavenly happy, even those who say they have never touched bottom.
Every single person you meet have touched bottom in one area of their life.
They have suffered.
They have cried.
They have battled their inner demons.
They have dealt with crazy ideas, crazy obsessions, things they swore they would never do.
You have touched every corner of humanity.
Everyone of you have touched a person who have seen their own demons.
So when they meet people who may be alcoholic, who betrayed, who fell from their high horse, they do not feel the impulse to step on them like cockroaches or say, “I told you so.”
On the contrary, they extend a hand and say, “I’ve been there. We have all been there. No one can tell they will never be there and they will never go that low.”
Because this can happen to us too.
They say hello to their worst fear with kindness and grace.