Compassion raises your consciousness.
Cruelty lowers it.
A great way to become more conscious is to search for signs of unconscious cruelty and disconnection in your life.
This can be very difficult to do since it also requires courage.
We naturally resist facing our own cruelty, but it is there just waiting to be uncovered.
Compassion is the root of unconditional love, a feeling of connectedness with everything that exists.
Do you feel connected to yourself?
To all living things?
To everything that exists?
The more you develop this connection, the more conscious and aware you become.