Compassion

Compassion
(vs. Indifference)

Investing whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others

To practice Compassion I will:

Compassion is fairly easy to understand once you learn it is an active state - the “make a difference” state. It’s about being sensitive to the hurts of others and seeking ways to heal those hurts. Self-compassion is doing the same thing for ourselves when we recognize our own failings and hurts. In understanding and acknowledging our own failures and pain, we can be more sensitive to what others are feeling. By healing ourselves first, we can be stronger and more helpful for others.

This month turn the noun Compassion into an action verb.

"Give children at least as many chances to show compassion as they have to be competitive. " - Erica Layman

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. " - Dalai Lama

Resources

In My School

Educator Bulletin on Compassion

Robin's Reading List


The Character Council also offers faith-based resources for use in religious schools, church groups and families.


Compassion page