Compassion is the key

Charter for compassion

I know that we all are guilty of putting ourselves first in our lives at some time or another.  It’s easy.  It protects us from hurt; we fear putting another before ourselves; we feel justified in doing so.  After all, if we don’t take care of ourselves, who will, right?

Wrong.

According to Karen Armstrong, author of Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, compassion is the common thread linking all of the world’s religions.  If you didn’t catch Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday episode featuring her last week, go watch it if you have a chance!

And it makes sense.  If we treat others the way we want to be treated at all times, our personal worlds would be so beautiful, not to mention the effect on others’ lives as well.