Compassionate love doesn’t shy away during challenge, sadness and struggle; in fact, it’s during these moments that it reflects most true. Giving and receiving this kind of love, especially when times are tough can make a difference to our emotional well-being.
It’s not reliant on the good times, nor is it given only when happiness is present; it’s faithful not fair-weather, it’s encouraging and kind. Compassionate love carries us through to the better times ahead and bolsters our ability to cope when things fall apart. We should remind someone we love them in this way and be open to receiving this kind of support for ourselves …
There is an element of loving in this way that requires us to give something of ourselves (a listening ear, emotional support or physically caring for someone, etc.); which is why we should always build resiliency through consistent practices of self-care that enable us to love others in this way when the time comes.
We don’t base compassionate love on what we can get in return; but the beauty of its giving is that it will find its way to us when we need it most. It teaches us that warmth, comfort and understanding are more enduring than we may assume; it germinates healing and growth in a cycle that expands well beyond what we can perceive.
How do you express your compassionate love for those around you?
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