Transmute Fear into Understanding with Compassionate Listening

Transmute Fear into Understanding with Compassionate Listening



Today, let's take a moment to understand why a particular fear is present so we can use it to our advantage and even love it for being there. 



“Compassion is the courage to descend into the reality of human experience.”

– Paul Gilbert



I am compassionate with myself in the midst of fear. My fears become my allies when I look to them with genuine curiosity about what they’re trying to say.  By listening to fear as it arises, I can better understand why they’re there and let the insistent voice of fear fade away. I will look at others through eyes of compassion, knowing they have moments of fear, just like me. I show love to myself and others in whatever we're going through because I am compassionate.



Let us embrace our fears with care,
as they turn into love that we can share.
As we listen to fears and give them a voice,
they quickly become something to rejoice.

Let our brave curiosity take the lead,
inviting all that is to join us for tea.
Compassion is the courage we need,
to truly live and love, and be freed.



In this 11-minute meditation, Gia guides us through connecting with others in a more compassionate way. We'll learn to see the beauty in we reflected in another person.



compassion without action is observation

कर्म विना करुणा अवलोकनम्

Compassion without action is observation

Repeat this mantra over and over while contemplating ways you can take more compassionate action towards yourself and others.



Let's invite our fears to be held, with curiosity and compassion.

  1. Take a deep breath … release and relax.
  2. Bring to mind a fear that has been present in your life.
  3. Visualize this fear as a small, scared creature that needs your attention and care. Take a moment to listen to it and try to understand why it's there. What is it trying to tell you? How can you use this fear to your advantage?
  4. Now, with a sense of compassion, imagine yourself holding this creature in your hands, feeling its weight and texture.
  5. Take a moment to show it love and tenderness.
  6. Then, release it, letting it go into the universe with a sense of peace and acceptance.

Repeat this exercise as often as you need to feel more connected to your fears and to transmute them into understanding and love. Remember to be gentle with yourself and to approach your fears with a sense of curiosity and kindness.



Bring to mind a recent situation that is creating anxiety and/or stress.


Journal in hand, write down ways you can embrace this fear with compassion and kindness.




    Nice work! You've just completed Day 11 of 30 Days of Bravery 🙌

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