What’s your point?
Sometimes we formalize these points as aspirations: personal mission statements or statements of purpose. More often, they remain hidden. Given sufficient reflection, awareness rises of our less intentional yet more influential guideposts – those that anchor our soul.
Our vulnerability rests at the level of these assumptions. Here also reside our reasons, justifications, and inclination toward compassion, love, and forgiveness. So, consider:
What are your fixed points? What does this awareness tell you?
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. Mary Wollstonecraft
Daniel Goleman (Emotional Intelligence and Focus) offers this TED talk on compassion and the power of noticing (watch now).