01 Feb Offering Comfort
Consider offering comfort and succor to individuals who are facing dire circumstances or have recently lived through traumatic events. It is natural to want to be as reassuring and encouraging as possible, we may question how it is best to offer both comfort and guidance. However, simply our presence and words will likely have an innately calming and healing effect on all we encounter when we are operating from a place of compassion. We may find it easy to give others the confidence to move on with their lives because we ourselves have likely done so numerous times in the past. Those looking to us for strength will likely find in us the spirit of acceptance and serene resolve.
The attitude of serenity we nurture within ourselves through relaxation and self-examination can become a boon to us when we are called upon to reassure others, as our internal equilibrium can have a calming effect on even the most distressed soul. Those in our care perceive, consciously and unconsciously, that we embody the spirit of the comforting guidance we are trying to impart. As there is no conflict evident in our soul, we, too, feel more comfortable acting as agents of peace as we need not question the validity of our message. From us, those in turmoil can learn to cultivate calm within themselves and, from them, we can learn to spread consolation reliably and with grace. By shifting our mind-set to one of compassion we will have little trouble heartening and supporting others when we feel a real sense of tranquility within.