A Lesson in Compassion

kibu
Posted October 24, 2019 from United States

Much of how I see the world was crafted early on by my Mother. I didn't know it then, but she would impart many of the qualities I've come to love and miss about her. Once such memory was when I was young and Mom found an injured bird in our yard; or she always  proclaimed in her British accent, GARDEN!

Being a young boy in California and before the advent of the internet I was always outside during the warm dry summers. Not being proud to say but we would chase bugs and not treat them with the respect that earth affords them.

I remember very clearly with the softest of touches she picked the injured bird up and eventually nursed it back to health. We had a pet cat in the house and she would try and investigate the cleverly crafted & ventilated shoebox. And as the weeks went on, she would show me the progress of the little bird how it's health was improving.  Feeding it, ensuring the temporary housing was adequate, & keeping our cat at bay.

Then one day, she took me in the backyard, opened the box to reveal a healthy little bird. As almost a nod to my Mom, it looked briefly and flew away. After this, my Mom then discussed why she did it. To help is something that all humans have the ability and capacity to do.

I'll never forget this because, she showed me what compassion was through actions and then later with words.

I hope all people can think and live this way and ultimately become who they wish to be through action.

 

 

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Lisbeth
Oct 24
Oct 24

Hi Kibu,
Welcome to World pulse and a big congrats on your compassionate story. I loved your mother's statement when she said

"To help is something that all humans have the ability and capacity to do"
Yes we all do have the ability to help. It does not need to big, all is about the efforts. I hope you will love your stay here.
Liz

kibu
Oct 25
Oct 25

Thank you Liz. I'm happy to be apart of this.

Lisbeth
Oct 25
Oct 25

You are welcome :-)

Tarke Edith
Oct 24
Oct 24

Hi brother
I am happy to see that men are seeing the neet to support women .
You are highly welcome to this platform brother you opinion will count .
While we look forward to reading more stories from you.
Have a nice time with us bro.

kibu
Oct 25
Oct 25

Hi Tarke,
Thank you very much. I hope these thoughts spread across the world many times over.

maeann
Oct 24
Oct 24

Welcome to World Pulse Kibu. Thank you for sharing your story with how your Mom showed and teach you compassion.

I hope that you will continue to write to inspire.

kibu
Oct 25
Oct 25

Hi Maeann,

Thank you for the kind words, they are inspiring.

Hello, Kibu,

Welcome to World Pulse! You are such a great communicator. After reading the last sentence of your post, tears were already flowing from my eyes.

Maybe because like your mother, women, in general, are gentle and caring. They try to mend and heal wounds within their capacity. While reading, I can only think of how wounded our earth has become, and part of this is because women were imprisoned in households instead of allowing them to participate in the healing of this world. This is what I reflected in your writing.

This is a powerful statement for me, "I'll never forget this because she showed me what compassion was through actions and then later with words."

Thank you for sharing this with us and for inspiring us with your mother's greatness. I hope you continue to write.

I'm curious how you learn about World Pulse. We are happy you are here. Welcome!

kibu
Oct 25
Oct 25

Hi Karen,

Thank you, I was very fortunate to have a Mom like the one I did. I certainly agree with you. I hope to be live in a world where I stand side by side with women as equals and nothing less.

Hello, Kibo,

You’re welcome.

She raised you well! She must be very proud of you. I know she is coz I’m a mother with teo sons. I’d be proud of you.

Please keep on writing!

Anita Shrestha
Oct 24
Oct 24

Dear
Mother has caring nature. You are brave to share about mother.
Plz keep continue

kibu
Oct 25
Oct 25

Thank you Anita, this means a lot.

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing Kibu

kibu
Oct 28
Oct 28

Hi Jap,

Thank you for reading.

Tumanjong Miranda
Oct 25
Oct 25

Hi Kibu,
I really admire your mum. She is a great woman. The lesson she taught you that compassion was through actions and then later with words.
You are welcome to world pulse.
XX

kibu
Oct 28
Oct 28

Hi Miranda,

Thanks for your kind words, I really admired my Mom as well and wish she could see worldpulse, she would have loved it.