Charged up with Compassion + Self Compassion Meditation
Compassion Compassion Compassion!
The English word ‘compassion’ has roots in both Greek and Latin. In Greek, we trace the usage back to the related word for suffering: pathos. In Latin, we can see the root word cum, meaning ‘with’ and passio, or suffering.
In English, the dictionary meaning of the word encompasses: “A deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering,” as well as “understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it”
I read a quote by Pema Chodron earlier this week that went something like:
"…feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are." ~ Pema Chodron
This made me giggle as I read because it sure doesn't feel like we are lucky when feelings of resentment or anger pop up! It feels heavy and constricting. Many times I find myself wanting to change the shape of those hard emotions; bottle them up and serve em' as something else altogether. Anger as determination, fear as a disinterest or jealousy as judgement.
Sitting with these difficult parts of yourself can be so uncomfortable you won't allow the acknowledgement whats really being felt! If we can give ourselves the room to be vulnerable and move through these experiences there is so much space behind the fear.
Join me in a 12 min self compassion meditation to tune into the present moment and see your true self.
All the love,
Molly // Moonwater Studio