Someone asked me today, “if you stop worrying, do you lose compassion?” I love that question. It makes perfect sense. How often do we equate worry with compassion. This is of course, in part, why so many of us worry. But is worry really compassionate? Worry is fear based, while compassion is love based. Which do you think ultimately has more of a positive effect on not only those we care about, but also ourselves? Will worry help those we love or will compassion be better suited for the task? How helpful might it be to consciously separate the two and choose to focus on the one that will have the greatest positive effect? Worry or compassion…the choice, as always, is yours.
Be happy and well,