Good Morning Ambassadors of Compassion, my heralded team of Secret Agents!
Ten days ago I began these daily missions inviting you to identify how you are “hooked up” to external sources of positive energy and inspiration. As the days have passed, I have tried to introduce you to the idea that you can generate your own compassionate energy, that each of you are producers of positive power and not simply consumers.
To the people who have received your compassionate acts, it doesn’t really matter whether they were inspired by some outside source, like the Dalai Lama, or whether they were generated from within you. If I share electricity with my neighbor, it doesn’t matter whether I’m drawing it from the power grid of the electrical company or from my own rooftop electricity-producing solar panels. What’s important is the sharing, the act.
On this, the final day of the Compassion Games, that is the key word: SHARING. It’s what I hope you will consider today and all of the todays that follow.
Like the children’s song “Magic Penny” that says when you give away love you end up having more, use the concept of sharing to see how true sharing actually increases the amount of what’s most important: care, concern, warmth, and love. On the flip side, sharing hate and intolerance increases those things, too. As I hope you see, the aim of these missions is to help you consistently come from a place of compassion by helping you nurture your internal positive power source.
So today, share something positive and uplifting. Share a variety of things, including material things like a spoonful of your ice cream, physical things like a hug, and emotional or intellectual things like your undivided attention or your knowledge. Tune in to those things you regularly share but you might not normally notice you do.
Remember, should your actions or those of any of the Ambassadors of Compassion be exposed, it will increase the positive ripple effect of creating a kinder world. As such, I again ask you to report your activities on the Compassion Map. Consider including as much of your new awareness about sharing as you can.
Thank you, ambassadors!
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(For those of you working with children, the concept of sharing should be a familiar one. In the spirit of today’s mission, however, see if you can help the children understand that in many ways people are constantly sharing a variety of things – among these are our attitudes, facial expressions, and tone of voice. What I am aiming at here is to help everyone learn how to come from a compassionate core so the energy we share is full of care, concern, warmth and love.)