Browsing All posts tagged under »compassion«

the way of compassion

June 13, 2013

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In every culture and religion on earth, compassion is at the core of human society. Even in a culture that is established and maintained by war, compassion is seen in how a mother nurtures a child or how a father provides. Even in a religion that is established and maintained by judgment and prideful comparison, […]

soft

September 30, 2011

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I discovered a new song. New to me, at least. I sit here listening to its message, listening from a place of depth, from my heart; the song plays over and over… as I allow it to overwhelm me to tears… I realize how often we miss the whole point of life and living. Love is […]

the pain of others

November 19, 2008

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Have you ever stood beside someone whose pain is greater than you can phathom? Have you ever felt that awkwardness of not knowing what to do? That helplessness? What is our tendency? To DO SOMETHING! Anything! Maybe then we’ll feel better, because we DID SOMETHING. Hmmm. But it isn’t about me doing something so I’ll […]

tears of a man

November 19, 2008

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“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love.” ~ Washington Irving Tears are in my genes. Life with its toughness, its roughness, has taught me this, over and over. Tears are a part of who I am, […]

fragile

November 19, 2008

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“The blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold and it has overturned the order of the soul.” ~ Leonard Cohen How often do we touch the soul of another person? How often do we allow our soul to emerge from behind our façade? Why do we spend so much of our time in hiding […]

hope

February 5, 2008

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  Hope can see the greatest potential of a child . . . fulfilled. Hope is the first ray of sunlight at the beginning of a new day. Hope is your smile . . . in my eyes. Hope is that dream of equality voiced by Martin Luther King Jr. Hope is real . . […]