How do we create a Century of Compassion?
YOU can help to create a Century of Compassion! There are four basic principles required to help make this possible. They are to think of and treat all people with respect, empathy, compassion, and kindness (RECK). The principles are simple, but the practice can be challenging. The key is to treat all people with RECK – even people you don’t see eye to eye with.
This includes people of every race, creed, color, age, class, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, political affiliation, ability, and body type – ALL people.
We affirm and promote these ideals of respect, empathy, compassion, and kindness for all, but we demand them from no one. We simply hope to spread them through our own actions.
To pledge to treat all people with respect, empathy, compassion, and kindness, and for regular doses of inspiration, please like and follow our RECK for All page on Facebook: facebook.com/reckforall
Here are some additional thoughts and ideas on RECK for All and a century of compassion:
We need to condition ourselves to see everyone as worthy of our love and respect, and as whole human beings equal to and similar to ourselves. This way, when we are faced with conflict we approach the situation with a sense of calm and a desire to reach a solution that appeals to everyone. We can make this world a better place one relationship and one interaction at a time.
Imagine a world without child abuse. If all parents and caregivers could learn to respect children’s bodies and minds, to be empathetic to their emotions, compassionate towards their suffering, and treat them with kindness, then a world without child abuse is possible. Spread the word about RECK for All and together we can create a brighter future.
Some people think words don’t matter. They think the ways we treat one another don’t matter. At Century of Compassion we feel differently. We believe that changing the world for the better begins with human beings thinking about and treating one another better. Human rights and equality start with respecting all people and grow from empathizing with others, having genuine compassion for their suffering, and working to relieve that suffering.