It is very sad for anyone to be in a situation that feels hopeless. And yet, these are the trials of the soul that cause us to grow. We dig deeper to find a way out of the darkness, stretching towards the light. While we are doing that, it helps if someone reaches out a compassionate hand to show us the way.
Now more than ever, it behooves us to express compassion to others. I believe that in the long run, the human race will not survive without it. We each need to find ways to heal the things that separate us from other human beings and build on the connections that unite us. Compassion is an essential tool to move this world to a better place.
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“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
~ Dalai Lama
“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.”
~ Roy T. Bennett
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”
~ Maya Angelou
“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty.”
~ Albert Einstein
“Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one. ”
~ Goldie Hawn
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