Someone calls you, they say, someone is unwell, and its a drastic situation and its bad. What is your first reaction. Panic, worry, fear or the immediate need to jump in action basis the impulse of the moment. To feel like them, to feel sorry about them or just associate millions of your life moments with them.
Now, lets expand this a little. Someone calls you, they say someone is unwell, and its a drastic situation and its bad. You listen to them breathing deeply with all your presence with them. And you put your attention as you breathe into the core of the matter, as you breathe you just allow your awareness to tap into what is required and what can help. You listen, you either suggest an action or tell them to settle down and basis your awareness, do what is required. Tangible or intangible. Whatever the awareness is.
What do you think is more compassionate.
Action or reaction.
In first case, we are acting out of the incessant programming and give and take structure of how we should be in a particular moment.
In the second one, we are allowing our Akasha element, and other four elements to contribute to our awareness by allowing more Prana (Life force energy) to run through us and our awareness, the inner compass to guide as to what could be the solution of the situation and if the situation is really that bad.
While we choose second, we might appear to be insensitive to some who at that moment are acting out the programming of expectations (subconscious of course). Yet, in being Aware and Being fully present, we allow a solution and viability to decode itself in front of our eyes and allow it to assist us.
Some call it awareness, some call it inner compass, some call it intuition, whatever you call it, it is the capacity of your inner system to give you information. If we move beyond fear and just allow our body to have the space for awareness to come in, a lot can change in our system.
Just a simple act of presence and being aware can change a lot, isnt it.