When we know ourselves to be connected to all others, acting compassionately is simply the natural thing to do.”
- R.N. Remen
So why don't we all practice compassion all the time?
We forget. We go to sleep. We separate ourselves as if we are different than the others. We pretend that we are different than the others in a way that lets us separate ourselves from their pain, their suffering, their problems.
In this day and age, it seems that we practice separation as a survival skill.
Perhaps this compassion practice will give you another option.
Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment, we rise above ourselves.”
– Mason Cooley
As always, write privately or post a comment on the blog as you experiment with this practice.