Maria Duval on being Compassionate

Maria Duval says that you experience compassion once you have experienced fear, anger, sadness and joy. When these range of emotions form part of your everyday life, you become more aware of them in other people and begin to understand other people's motives.

Also, because you are no longer in conflict with yourself, you are no longer tempted to threaten the vital space of others. By doing so, you give them the opportunity to stop being invaded by their fears.

In short, you are now able to give people exactly what they need, which automatically opens the door to success and prosperity for you.

What is compassion? Compassion is not always a caress, it is sometimes a slap in the face. Compassion is being able to feel what another person is feeling while remaining sufficiently detached to understand their needs and to know what to do or say.

Maria Duval clarifies that being compassionate means feeling sorry and sad for other people. Being compassionate means giving the other person what they need, which is not always the same as giving them what they want.


Maria Duval on JOY

Maria Duval teaches me that JOY is the expansive energy of dynamic well-being. It brings ecstasy, makes your eyes twinkle, gives you a spring in your foot steps, and makes you exudes radiance. It is instrinsically open, generous and relaxed. Joy comes when your emotional energy is free to react appropriately to the experiences you encounter.

Just think of the natural euphoria that you feel when you are dancing, running or performing any other physical activity, at the point when your whole body is moving on its own, effortlessly and naturally.

Maria Duval stresses that this kind of happiness can only occur when fear, anger and sadness are freely expressed.

Joy is as important as the other emotions, and perhaps even more so. It cures, strengthens and restores confidence in what your inner life should be.

So when you experience joy, spontaneity comes of its own accord, and you no longer avoid the fear of the present by always wanting to be somewhere else, in another situation, in the past or an uncertain future.