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Are you ready for 30 days of development ?

Updated: May 17, 2022

Here we are at the last challenges of level 5. In previous articles, we have looked at the presentation of various meditative methods and the potential of gratitude as a daily practice. Now we will discover the last two challenges; cultivating compassion and a strong sense of responsibility for 30 days.


Are you ready?


Developing compassion in daily life

For 30 days, get into the habit of putting yourself in the shoes of others, imagine their fears, joys, and life lessons and interact with them accordingly.


It is a question here of putting an intention of acceptance towards others, of using one's imagination by literally putting oneself in their skin, of being open-minded. More specifically, for those familiar with the energy field, it is a matter of calling upon the 4th chakra, the heart chakra, to open it and act through it.


What is the purpose of compassion? Another thing for wimps or idealists? Again, this has nothing to do with weakness of mind or idealism. You'll be surprised to discover that it's the simplest things, the ones you tend to reject in yourself, to deny, that work and are much closer to reality than you might think. But don't just take my word for it. Explore (meditate) and see for yourself.


How do you do this in practice?

This exercise is especially done when we feel tensions with someone, that we are tempted to react to what he/she expresses and to his/her presence in a negative, tense way.


There are two ways to work this compassion.


First, compassion is an integral part of your being. It is. I write "to cultivate", "to develop", "to work" but in fact it is about reconnecting with it.


The first trick is to become aware of your reactions, to observe how you could respond, or live the situation differently next time.


This trick seems easy but not at all. It requires courage on your part. You need to look at your actions, question them and recognize that everything is changing all the time, that every moment is a new moment, an opportunity to create something new, to express compassion for these reactions, the process, to do your best, to give thanks.


Then, with each tense, angry, conflicting reaction on our part, we make the effort to open ourselves to the suffering, the deep needs of the person in question. We go out of our mind to place ourselves in the body of the other person. Here, we aspire to react from an inner place of peace.


One can also only meditate (if one observes that imagination or putting oneself in the place of the other does not help, for example). In this case, one pauses all one's attention on breathing and lets the scene unfold by itself. This is also called cultivating presence.


Finally, you should know that it can be as much about a person you are talking to face to face, as it can be about your reaction to a text message, a call, someone's words about that person, a TV presentation, a public person (politician, actor, etc.).


Be responsible and honest.


This challenge is at the origin of the sharing of body yoga sessions, meditations on the Youtube channel and the Facebook page Lifexploratrice. I am therefore very grateful and recognize its incredible impact. I would do it again without hesitation.


Do not put the blame on others or circumstances.

Don't see yourself as a victim.

Don't make excuses.

Be responsible for your actions (no matter how small or large they are).


Like all the other previous levels it is based on action, authenticity more than reflection and rumination. One develops a very interesting capacity for action. We go beyond our thoughts to act.


"Stop thinking and ACT"

Here is my definition of courage.


It's about having the ovaries or balls to say:


"Yes, I did this."


"I didn't have enough time to do the job you asked me to do";


"Yes, I ate the last cake. This will not happen again. I will share it next time (and thank you for this lesson)";


"I don't feel like it";


"It doesn't suit me";


"Yes I didn't do the dishes, I'll get right to it";


"Yes, I forgot. I apologize for that. I'll write it down next time";

"I'm not sure what I said";


"I am not the most suitable person for this task";


"I need and prioritize, thus, free, meditative, introspective time";


"I made a mistake".


And said with a smile! It's so crazy to make mistakes it's a learning opportunity, it's wonderful!


Whatever the mistake, at work, with family, with friends, passionate, platonic relatonship etc the recognition of an opportunity to evolve is Gold and Love in itself, so welcome it with a smile, joy and move forward.


Act in calm and serenity. Remember that there is nothing more important than this connection to the living, to life, your exploration and the mere fact of being. No political, economic or health event takes precedence over this. For without life, without your ability to observe: there are no politics, no economics, no health issues.


In short:

You observe the facts, take in the facts (acknowledge and assume them) and act.


The examples below show you how it starts with the small things of everyday life, contrary to what you might think.


I hope that this sharing helps you, directly or indirectly.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate (as always) to ask me.

In presence,

Lifexploratrice


- Marie Mazeau certified teacher. Guiding with gentleness, mindfulness and Joy in Paris and internationally online.

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