How to Use Compassion to Live a Prosperous Life

By Sonja Roche
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Sonja Roche is a creature of love and her mission is to create and inspire meaningful connections within and between fellow human beings. As a psychologist, life coach, and personal development trainer she acts like "an open source system" lovingly disclosing and sharing her own journey in order to support the growth of others. Sonja lives in self-development like a fish lives in water. She goes high and beyond to unleash her greatest asset, her true, her powerful self and she believes you can do it too!
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Patty
Patty

I do believe in the power of compassion but generally consider something I give to others, not myself. Altho I have read similar articles on this subject, this one spoke to me more on self compassion.
Thank you

Darlene
Darlene

I struggle to differentiate when compassion becomes codependence…i feel I am quite a compassionate person but seem end up be in draining sitiatioms with users…in many aspects…my work partner says I am too nice
I just enjoy being kind…advice?

Liz
Liz

I am working toward building compassion for people who are toxic. I’m not sure how to do this, other than pray for one person each day. I’m starting with Donald Trump and working my way down.

Wynona
Wynona

Wow! I so needed this today.I am a compassionate person, although after reading through this, I see room for improvement.For the last 10 days, my family has been in a crisis situation. My youngest sister has been missing since June 18th,she’s 52 years old,with her own business. Anything, including her car,that a person running away would take is at her home. But here’s the amazing thing, I have responded in a compassionate way to other family members and people in general;with compassion. The is a search for her and investigation into her disappearance that has been extremely stressful.Our mother was in the hospital when she went missing and my other sister handles things with strong emotions and anger. .your words today validate my own response, they help me feel stronger and empowered.
These daily words via email are helping me tremendously. ..thank for the compassion you put into them. ?

Diane
Diane

Thank you, Sonja,
After reading this article, I am inspired to truly listen to my husband’s mutterings. I see myself putting my guard up to his problem of the day for fear it might be somehow my fault. I believe if I get up and look him in the face when he talks noticing his body language and tone of voice with active listening no solutions then maybe he will start to feel better about himself, hence complain less.

Ashley
Ashley

Nice Article.

Novo Bhattacharjee
Novo Bhattacharjee

I am so grateful that I hit this site. You guys have seriously been doing a great job. I just wanted to thank you for such awesome tricks and techniques on motivation and positivity. It really helped me a lot overcoming all these depression and anxiety.
Thank you so much intention inspired group. You just nailed it ??

Naz
Naz

What if u r this kind of person, but u don’t receive that “compassion” returned to u? I Fully & completely understand this “Compassion” exercise! It is almost 2nd nature to me! My mother taught me this since I was a child! I love to give gifts & 2 Do things 4 other ppl!! And I Never look 4 Anything in return!! That’s what love & compassion is all about!! But I have ppl in my life that “expect” me to do things now & Never show me “compassion”! They r what I call “soul suckers” meaning, no matter what I do or how much I give (& trust me when I say I’ve done things that have made them cry) but they forget these things easily & if I don’t drop everything for them at their convience I become the bad guy again! (I can give u examples if u like!) I guess my question is where does being a compassionate & giving person turn into being a rug for ppl to take from u?

Gayle
Gayle

Last night I started re-reading The Force of Kindness, by Sharon Salzberg
I come back to this work to help center myself and to remind myself what I want to be in this world.
Love, compassion & kindness.

Anna
Anna

Self care and self discovery has been truly been enhanced today. The way Sonja presented compassion was so insightful, and articulated in a way that gave me that aha moment.

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