Compassion for Others

Anyone else see a lack of compassion for others lately?   It is so evident these days with the folks that are refusing to wear a mask in the consideration of others.   There is a total lack of respect and concern for the health of others.   I am tired of being judged and mocked for simply having compassion for my fellow human beings.

I get it, it is uncomfortable and annoying.   It is incredibly hard to follow social distancing guidelines.  Covid-19 fatigue is very real in all our lives.  The very nature of this disease is that it is very contagious and it has killed so many in its wake.

A Question of Compassion

I want to pose a question and frame this in a different way.  What if everyone just approached it from a point of kindness and concern for others instead of fear?     Because the reality is all this angst and anger comes from a place of fear.   Driven by ambition, greed and selfishness to an extent that is unbelievable.

I was brought up to believe that we take care of one another, and to leave everything and everyone we come in contact with in a better place.   It is hardly that kind of world.   I cannot be alone in this feeling.   I know that this conflict has made me a lot more conservative in who I will associate with.   I have been delaying starting up an in-person Development Circle because of the changing guidelines.   I am not attending Rochester Red Wings games because I am not comfortable with their relaxed rules.  We are selective what we are doing.

Stop the Judgement

We somehow forgot that actions have consequences and the importance of boundaries.   That somehow we forget that how we treat ourselves is how we teach others to treat us.   Compassion starts with ourselves, honoring our truths and understanding our personal boundaries.   It is not for us to judge others, but to understand that everything happens for a reason.   I see too many people demanding that everyone think and believe like them.  I understand that my boundaries means I will miss large public events but it also means that I will keep safe.   To me that is not negotiable.

I understand that not everyone acts that way.   Therefore, I will not back down from a bully, and I will not become one either.   It is my choice to be inconvenienced to ensure everyone is safe.   I will not stop caring for others and lose my peace of mind because others lack the kindness within them.


Rev. Colleen Irwin
Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Public Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium, teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She remembers speaking with Spirit as a child and learning how to share this knowledge with others has been an adventure that she captured in her book “Discovering Your Stream”. Colleen has been mentored by Reverend Jack Rudy, and ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. When she is not doing her Spiritual work she is a volunteer docent sharing Susan B. Anthony's history to visitors of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester. Her trust in Spirit gave her a new title – PREVIVOR. She now uses her platform to educate others about the BRCA genetic mutation and how one can take control of their health and well-being.
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