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Compassion If you truly loved yourself, you could never hurt another. ~Buddha It is important to cultivate compassion for our own humanity. When our hearts open to our own suffering, we begin to also be more accepting of others and to realize that they too have the same struggles. ~Rabbi Jeff Roth It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others. ~unknown Love and compassion are like the weak spots in the walls of ego. They are like a naturally occurring opening. And they are the opening we take. If we connect with even one moment of good heart or compassion and cherish it, our ability to open will gradually expand. Beginning to tune into even the minutest feelings of compassion or appreciation or gratitude softens us. It allows us to touch in with the noble heart of bodhicitta on the spot. ~Pema Chodron The times when you are suffering can be those when you are open, and where you are extremely vulnerable can be where your greatest strength really lies. Say to yourself: ‘I am not going to run away from this suffering. I want to use it in the best and richest way I can, so that I can become more compassionate and more helpful to others.’ Suffering, after all, can teach us about compassion. If you suffer, you will know how it is when others suffer. And if you are in a position to help others, it is through your suffering that you will find the understanding and compassion to do so. ~Sogyal Ripoche All of our emotions are our babies. Treat them tenderly, care for them. Be with them. Understanding and compassion will ultimately transform them. ~Thich Nhat Hanh Simply let experience take place very freely, so that our open heart is suffused with the tenderness of true compassion. ~Tsokniy Rinpoche II Compassion is the awareness of a deep bond between yourself and all creatures. ~Ekhart Tolle True compassion means to meet others beyond their story, and to see that there are no others. ~Jeff Foster True compassion arises out of the plane of consciousness where I am you. ~Ram Dass Compassion is an understanding of the unity of all things. It is an awareness that I is not separate from thou, that whatever is happening to the planet, or to another person, is happening to me. Compassion is total empathy, an absolute sense of connection. ~Paul Rezendes If your mind is liberated, your heart floods with compassion. ~Thich Nhat Nanh By compassion we make others’ misery our own, and so, by relieving them, we relieve ourselves also. ~Thomas Browne, Sr. The dew of compassion is a tear. ~Lord Byron All beings seek happiness, so let your compassion extend itself to all. ~Mahavamsa Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. ~Frederick Buechner Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind. ~Albert Schweitzer The caring and compassion imbued in your voice finds passage to the listener’s soul, striking his or her heart and causing it to sing out. ~Daisaku Ikeda The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. ~Thomas Merton In seperateness lies the world’s great misery, in compassion lies the world’s true strength. ~Buddha Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. ~Albert Einstein Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self. ~Arnold Toynbee True benevolence, or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation. ~Joseph Addison There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate. ~Bishop Robert South If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. ~Jack Kornfield Compassion is more important than intellect in calling forth the love that the work of peace needs, and intuition can often be a far more powerful searchlight than cold reason. ~Betty Williams But if we have the energy of compassion and loving kindness in us, the people around us will be influenced by our way of being and living. ~Thich Nhat Hanh I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it. ~Thomas Aquinas In your heart must well that sympathy which soothes away all pains from the hearts of others. ~Paramahansa Yogananda When your love touches someone else’s pain, it becomes compassion. ~Steven Levine When mindfulness is there you are attentive to yourself, you are attentive to other people around you and understanding becomes possible, compassion becomes possible. ~Thich Nhat Hanh Loving-kindness and compassion are the basis for wise, powerful, sometimes gentle, and sometimes fierce actions that can really make a difference –in our own lives and those of others. ~Sharon Salzberg Compassion refers to the arising in the heart of the desire to relieve the suffering of all beings. ~Ram Dass Spiritual energy brings compassion into the real world. With compassion, we see benevolently our own human condition and the condition of our fellow beings. We drop prejudice. We withhold judgment. ~Christina Baldwin Compassion is the basis of all truthful relationships: it means being present with love – for ourselves and for all life, including animals, fish, birds, and trees. Compassion is bringing our deepest truth into our actions, no matter how much the world seems to resist, because that is ultimately what we have to give this world and one another. ~Ram Dass Those who are without compassion cannot see what is seen with the eyes of compassion. ~Thich Nhat Nanh Forgiveness will not be possible until compassion is born in your heart. ~Thich Nhat Hanh Compassion automatically invites you to relate with people because you no longer regard people as a drain on your energy. ~Chogyam Trungpa Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. ~Daniel Goleman When we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings. ~Sogyal Rinpoche Listen with ears of tolerance. See through the eyes of compassion. Speak with the language of love. ~Rumi Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it. What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone. ~Miller Williams In deep self-acceptance grows a compassionate understanding. ~Jack Kornfield In reality compassion is never willfully produced. Rather, it flows as a result of a fundamental recognition of Truth, and the embodiment of that recognition. As Dante said in The Divine Comedy, “Blessedness comes from seeing; not from loving, which comes later.” See, and love flows. Released from the confines of the imaginary me, it cannot help but flood into the world, for it is the world. ~J.C. Amberchele Out of all-inclusive, unconditional compassion comes the healing of all mankind. ~David Hawkins Compassion does not arise from ideals of perfection but from a recognition of and concern for our own fallibility. At the heart of our potential for health and wholeness is the need for a fundamental quality of acceptance, an unconditional compassionate presence. Without this capacity either for ourselves or for others, even our spirituality can become harsh and uncompromising. ~Rob Preece Enlightenment can be measured by how compassionately and wisely you interact with others—with all others, not just those who support you in the way that you want. How you interact with those who do not support you shows how enlightened you really are. ~Adyashanti Wisdom and compassion flow from simplicity and clarity; from having nothing to prove and nothing to defend. ~Barry Magid To be present with our fear, to meet it with compassionate attention, is to find this fearlessness. ~Philip Martin Just as a flame passes from candle to candle may mindful compassion so purely infuse my life that I can pass it to all I touch. ~Jean Smith Compassion, as an intelligence form of guidance that operates without judgment or diagnosis but by feeling with, can see exactly what’s needed in any given situation. ~Joan Borysenko By acting compassionately, by helping to restore justice and to encourage peace, we are acknowledging that we are all part of one another. ~Ram Dass