Saturday, March 16, 2013

Teabag wisdom, part 2

How many times do I profess to understand,
but not really.
Because I say I understand,
but there is the fiery need for me to be understood.
Which in the moment,
limits my ability to truly show compassion,
to really listen,
to really put aside myself,
my opinion,
my needs,
my wanting to be heard
at the same decibel.
What if I tried compassion first,
love first,
empathy first?

What if we all did?

Linking with Sandra and Deidra this weekend.  Join us for some stillness?

15 comments :

  1. Ah, good thoughts to ponder. I know my desire to be understood has sometimes eclipsed my ability to understand... His love, His compassion. I need that.

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  2. So true, so true - so often it is about me.
    {xxoo!!}

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  3. Dear Jen
    You are speaking to me! I had such an opportunity to do that today, but did not do it enough times! I have found that we should never expect from others what they cannot give. Thank you for this still, yet profound Still Saturday message.
    Much love
    Mia

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  4. Oh, Jen, this is something I have been praying about lately -- to see with more compassionate eyes and get off my high horse.

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  5. I echo the others, I see myself in this. I'm visiting from Deidra's. :)

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  6. Good thoughts, Jen. You've worded it so well too.

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  7. Such a few words with a message that packs a punch! :)

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  8. Beautiful! Something I've been praying about....to put compassion for others first. Thank you.

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  9. One of the hardest truths about myself is how selfish I still am. Thank you for the encouraging thoughts!

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  10. Very true re: how we approach life much of the time. Focusing on others first, w/o a desire to be "first" in lives/hearts, is an everyday challenge often.

    Thank you. Good reminder. [And good photo, also, of course.]

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  11. I'm stopping by from Jumping Tandem's Sunday.
    What a beautiful and wonderful words.
    I hope you have a blessed week!

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  12. Beautiful words today my friend.

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  13. I love tea wisdom! And yours too. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I love you and I love that you are so bold to sharing your faith! We need more people like you. THANK YOU!!!!

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