it seems to me that compassion recognizes the foundational truth of our interdependence. compassion bears witness to the underlying strength and profound courage within open-heartedness and vulnerability. compassion is born out of authenticity, empathy and the inspired motivation to put lovingkindness into action.this is why i believe that compassion cannot be defeated. in the long arc, compassion’s steady, untiring persistence and fierce tenacity will win out.
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”
You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep Spring from coming.
~ Pablo Neruda
love is the spring. your open heart and your love, have the power to awaken this world. so, center yourself in openness and love no matter the outside forces, moving forward with empathy and compassion, working to lessen the suffering in the world.
The law of love governs the world. Life persists in the face of death. The universe continues in spite of destruction going on. Truth triumphs over untruth. Love conquers hate.~ Mahatma Gandhi
I believe this to be true.
But I also believe love and life itself call on us to engage and perhaps even depend on our participation.
Nothing, No Thing, can be taken for granted.
There are times when silence just isn’t an option.
Speak and act in solidarity. With nonaggression, with nonviolence, yes. But also with inexhaustible, fierce, formidable compassion and commitment to justice and equality.