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Widening our Circle of Compassion

Day 4 of Blogging University has seen me step out of my comfort zone to try something different. It won’t surprise many who are in my ‘Twitterverse’ to see that I have enthusiastically grasped the new skill of embedding a tweet in a post!

As a fully paid up member of the ‘life-long learning club’, I am ecstatic to learn at least one new thing everyday. Sometimes I learn big life-changing things which result in paradigm shifts with resultant changes in my way of being. Other times it could simply be a new skill, a new viewpoint or a new approach to an existing challenge. At other times, it’s simply learning that what I do is valued and that I am doing ok. At all times, I am searching for ways to make a positive difference to the lives of others. This mission to make a difference to others, enriches my own life and reminds me of the true meaning of life!

Compassionate living is at the core of my existence. It must be in my DNA and so I actively seek new ways to be compassionate in my life. Of course, I’m only human so it won’t be too much of a surprise when I admit that I don’t always succeed to be compassionate under certain circumstances. However, that’s when the real test of my compassion is displayed. That’s when I must show self-compassion and give myself the time to regroup and come back even more determined to say sorry, admit my failings and do better next time. That’s when I widen my circle of compassion to ensure that it is all-inclusive.

Albert Einstein eloquently states that we must widen our circle of compassion to include all living things and nature in this embedded tweet…👇🏽

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Join me as we take up the challenge and widen our own circles of compassion and start a compassion revolution. The world certainly needs it, don’t you think?

Until next time…😉

By Nichole McIntosh FRSA

I am a Jamaican-born British nurse, poet, blogger:, vlogger, podcaster, motivational speaker, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Editorial Advisor of the Royal College of Nursing Institute’s Nursing Management Journal.

I am also the Founder and Director of Maroon Mindset Unlimited Ltd, a consultancy company that works with the NHS and other systems to learn, think and behave differently.

Follow me on Twitter: @McIntoshNichole
Instagram: @tyrese876 or @maroon.mindset
Facebook Page: @NicholeMcIntoshFRSA
LinkedIn: Maroon Mindset

6 replies on “Widening our Circle of Compassion”

I like what you are doing here. Your block title is sweet and what you’re focusing on is very important. I give you my encouragement. You will discover that I am traveling a path similar to yours so we may have to hold hands. Wouldn’t that make it a sweet journey? Love and peace to you!

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Thank you for your support and kind words of encouragement. I’ll check out your blog too. We do have to support each other on this journey of life. It’s the only way to be. Peace and love to you too! 🙂


Your blog really stands by the idea of “circle of compassion” in the way your writing reflects the sweet nature and outlook by which you publish each article out here. The core idea of the blog really captures the beauty we all seek to achieve and impart in the world around us and reading more of it will, I’m sure, make me even more appreciating towards life as I see it now. 🙂

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