Monday, August 31, 2015

THE COMPASSIONATE INSTINCT

Our natural instinct is to care for others; There is no better feeling than knowing we have uplifted a spirit or helped someone in need.

Every gesture of friendship and compassion is in no way a trivial act. On the contrary, it is the lifeblood of a prosperous and successful culture. 

We must be proactive, take the initiative and work on creating positive relationships with the people around us, rather than wait for them to make the first move.

As a result of being a part of human society, we have a strong tendency to connect to our selfish side: From an early age, we have learned behaviors that harm our natural affinity for cooperation.

We were educated to focus on achievement, which in turn instilled in us the idea that success means "I'm doing better than others."

But is that the real meaning of success, thinking that we're better than others? 

Is that what truly makes us happy?

What if we all treated one another as we would like for them to care for us? 

We must be attentive  to our behavior with family members and our community; They are an integral part of who we are. 

Our success in all walks of life greatly depends upon the support resources available to us - family, friends, or colleagues.

It is in our best interest to establish a loving and caring connection with others, as it directly effects our own progress - we need them just as much as they need us.

That is the reason why it is of utmost importance we surround ourselves with supportive people who believe in us, in order to increase our chances to blossom and bloom in everything we do.