Where is the Love? Where is the Compassion for each other?
I had an interesting conversation with one of my Clients the other day….
She is in an advanced state of Pregnancy and needed to take the train home from work. After working hours you can imagine how busy it is on the trains and so the train was fully packed with people.
All seats were taken so she was forced to keep standing in the train, packed up between other people. No one offered her a seat in awareness of her situation for being very visible pregnant. It came to the point that she got really warm, too warm and almost fainted because of being so packed up between people.
At the train station she needed to sit down for a bit to come to herself again, breathing into calmness before she was able to continue her journey home.
Her midwife advised her to next time just ask someone if they maybe wanted to give up their seat for her, which you can imagine is not easy to ask to a stranger, but she did…..
The next time, on a packed train again, she noticed a 4-seat part in the train which had actually a sticker on the window “please give up seat for disabled, elder or pregnant people”. The 4-seat space was taken by 4 guys and she asked to the guys if maybe one of them would be able to give up his seat for her.
As you can imagine she got “a look” from one of them, not saying a word and not standing up. Then finally one of the guys felt he was the one “needed” to do it as the other guys wouldn’t move, but it was not with much pleasure.
There was also an experience with her in the train, that she actually sat down on a seat and an older man came in the train. She offered her seat to the older man as no seats were available. There was nobody who was saying “oh no, take this seat” to the older man, so that my client could keep her seat as well in her condition….
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Where is the compassion for other people, especially when they can use our help and love?
My client mentioned as well that most of the people weren’t even Aware of her pregnant condition as most of them were all in their own “cocoon”, their “own world”, busy on their mobile phones, iPads etc and not even Aware of what is going on around them.
I do have to say, I notice that myself as well when I’m taking the bus into town. About 80% of the people have no idea what is happening around them, for being so distracted by their mobile phones. Sadly enough…..this our Reality.
Don’t get me wrong, I do send a text when I’m on the bus, or listen to a Meditation or music, but somehow I always see the people when they get on the bus, so if there is someone who can use my seat I will give it up for them.
It seems that people in this moment of time are more into their own World, minding their own business and not really Care anymore for other people….in so many ways.
A Better World starts with yourself, and that’s totally true! We can’t create a Better environment if we only care about ourselves and have no eye for others anymore.
Let’s Create a Better World! Let’s pay more attention to each other, show people that you care, as You might need help one day yourself……. How would You feel?
Angelique Mol ღ