“I recognize suffering in order to release it. Curiosity breeds compassion.”
Where in your Life is compassion needed? How can you be more compassionate to yourself? Or another being? If there is unhappiness, confusion, or pain- compassion is needed.
Think of compassion as the ever loving, understanding, kind and gentle mother who comforts, consoles, listens to and encourages every child into wholeness, no matter their need. She does not scold, criticize, or force. She converses with the child, hearing their needs and concerns, meeting him or her where they are at, giving them what they need to grow and succeed. How can you be this for yourself, firstly, or another in need? Compassion does not need to be either or, compassion is all encompassing.
What situation are you angry at or sad about or struggling with? Maybe you’re angry at or scared of the whole world right now. Its OK. Take some time to just notice what is going on. Do not judge or try to fix or change. Notice what is going on and allow it to be, express your feelings if you need to. After you have allowed space for what is to be, ask how you can be more loving and compassionate. Call on Quan Yin to help you feel her love and let her help you release your suffering. You don’t have to do it on your own.
Two mantras associated with Quan Yin are Om Mani Padme Hum and Namo Guan Shi Yin Pusa. Om Mani Padme Hum is a mantra for the heart Chakra and essentially means you are the treasure that you seek, or the jewel is in the the lotus. Namo Guan Shi Yin Pusa is a salutation honoring and praising Quan Yin. Notice you will see her name spelled Kwan Yin, Guan Yin, and many other ways. All spellings are the same Goddess of Mercy and Compassion.
“Quan Yin represents the presence that listens deeply to our prayers spoken from the heart… Her name translates in Chinese as ‘the one who perceives the cries of the world.’ She is often compared to the Virgin Mary in Christianity because she intercedes on behalf of those who call out to her with humility and sincerity… Quan Yin suggests that we listen simply with curiosity… It frees us from having to react…or defend and explain…or justify… We can just be present to what needs to be heard. Quan Yin is the powerful energy of giving witness to our own or someone else’s suffering. Often, just a calm, abiding presence of compassion is all that is needed to transform that suffering into clear light.”
Be willing to bring awareness to your suffering and call in and allow the help you need so that you may transform it.