5 Ways to be more compassionate and channel your nurturing side

Being compassionate is a rare quality these days. By practising compassion, you can make your relationships more intimate and make the world a better and more loving place.

Updated on Feb 02, 2021   |  11:35 AM IST  |  132.7K
5 Ways to be more compassionate and channel your nurturing side
5 Ways to be more compassionate and channel your nurturing side

In this competitive and cut-throat world, practising a little compassion goes a long way. Be it in your relationships or just generally, being compassionate can help you become a better and gentler person and can make your relationships more intimate and secure.

You will feel your mind becoming quieter and calmer and you will achieve a never-before-state of clarity. You will feel complete and fulfilled and will be able to listen to your heart and be an attractive and good human being. So follow these simple tips to cultivate compassion in you and reveal your nurturing side to the world.

Start with yourself

Often unconsciously, you become very harsh with yourself and are extremely self-critical. Relax your judgements and embrace your imperfections, because once you have accepted your flaws, only then can you practice compassion with others.

Be compassionate without being a people-pleaser

Being compassionate and kind doesn’t mean you have to be a people-pleaser. Stick to what you feel is right while not creating a wall between you and the other person to truly be compassionate and to let people show their humanness.

Listen 

Don’t listen to respond, but instead listen to understand. You often while listening to the other person, think of the response you will give them once they finish. To practice compassion, listen to the other person wholeheartedly and generously and not just to give a response.

Be fully present in the moment

Don’t be distracted by your phone or the television or other people and be fully present in the conversation that you are having with the other person. Make eye contact with them and pay attention to what they are saying, to cultivate compassion in you.

Don’t be judgemental

Since childhood, we have been taught the difference between right and wrong. In order to be compassionate, you have to loosen your judgement and get rid of such labels and simply let other people be.

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