Tag Archives: compassion

Pro-Life

So, according to his own tweet, Donald Trump was ten minutes away from launching a military strike against Iran when suddenly an idea struck him:  “Wait a minute!  These buildings we are about to blow up– are there any people in them?” Horrified to learn that there were, in fact, people inside, he called off …

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It Is The Time

“Compassion is not something to keep locked inside yourself. It is something to express in action. This compassion must persist beyond the thought, ‘If only their suffering would come to an end.’ If we focus too long on wishing for something that we never pursue and that never happens, we run the risk of falling …

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Compassion

Actor/author Wil Wheaton went through a recent health scare with his wife that required multiple trips to the emergency room.  This is the part of his story that resonated with me, because I realized that in all of the times I’ve been to the hospital with my Mona, we’ve never heard these words: “That isn’t …

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Not Slightly

“Under the present brutal and primitive conditions on this planet, every person you meet should be regarded as one of the walking wounded. We have never seen a man or woman not slightly deranged by either anxiety or grief. We have never seen a totally sane human being.”  ~Robert Anton Wilson

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“A joyful extension of identity.”

Excerpt from “Compassion is our only choice” by Norman Fischer, in the March 2016 issue of The Lion’s Roar: No doubt the most important teaching the world needs to hear from Buddhism– and from all our world religions– is compassion. The Buddhist teachings on love and compassion are, as far as I can tell, unique …

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Rejects Nothing

The local Catholic church used to run a column in the paper explaining their faith to a largely Baptist audience.  This is one that always resonated with me. This is a transcript of a yellow, faded article- brittle now with age- that I cut out and saved.  The part I particularly like I highlighted in …

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“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals.”  ~Pema Chödrön Pema Chödrön is one of my favorite teachers.  She has a knack for taking complex ideas and simplifying them.

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