Daily Steps In Self Mastery – Day 19: Sympathy

Sympathy
Noun; harmony of or agreement in feeling, as between persons or on the part of one person with respect to another.

Today I will learn to feel kindly towards others.  Be thoughtful and tolerant. Make the path smooth for others by acts of kindness and words of cheer.  Practice self-forgetfulness.  Help others to be happy, confident, hopeful, and successful.

My Exercise:

Think particularly of these things:

  1. I am part of all I have met.
  2. Grow strong through sympathy.
  3. Be always gracious towards others.
  4. Have sympathy for all human kind.
  5. Constantly develop large-heartedness.

Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to grow, for others’ good, and melt at others’ woe.  ~Pope’s Homer.