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The Avatar® Compassion Project!

A Million Steps Toward A More Compassionate World

The Compassion Project was launched on Thursday, October 22, 2009 with the 1,500 attendees of the Avatar Professional Course in Orlando, Florida. Harry Palmer, president of Star's Edge International, outlined a simple plan to improve the conditions of the world.

“Let's increase the amount of compassion on the planet by placing one million Compassion Cards into the hands of strangers,” said Palmer.

The Compassion Card carries a copy of the Compassion Exercise.

Compassion Exercise

Honesty with one's self leads to compassion for others.

OBJECTIVE: Increase the amount of compassion in the world.

EXPECTED RESULTS: A personal sense of peace.

INSTRUCTIONS: This exercise can be done anywhere that people congregate (airports, malls, parks, beaches, etc.). It should be done on strangers, unobtrusively, from some distance. Try to do all five steps on the same person.

Step 1 With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is seeking some happiness for his/her life.”

Step 2 With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is trying to avoid suffering in his/her life.”

Step 3 With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person has known sadness, loneliness, and despair.”

Step 4 With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is seeking to fulfill his/her needs.”

Step 5 With attention on the person, repeat to yourself: “Just like me, this person is learning about life.”

Variations:

  1. To be done by couples and family members to increase understanding of each other.
  2. To be done on old enemies and antagonists still present in your memories.
  3. To be done on other life forms.

This is one of thirty exercises that can be found in Resurfacing®: Techniques for Exploring Consciousness by Harry Palmer.

(excerpted with permission; Copyright © 1994, 2008 by Harry Palmer)

Positive results from doing the Compassion Exercise have been experienced by over 100,000 graduates of the Avatar Course in the first two-day section of the course.

Palmer continued, “In exchange for the few minutes that it takes to do this exercise a person can experience hours or even days of feeling more peaceful. It can dissolve anger and stress very quickly.”

The Compassion Card has been translated into eleven languages and offers five steps that anyone can take to create and experience more compassion. Launched in advance of the holiday season, the Compassion Project is a gift to people around the world. It is a proven way to create peace on earth - one person at a time.

For more information on the Compassion Project visit www.TheAvatarCourse.com/compassion.

Source: Avatar Journal.