The Heart of Compassion

Always remember the suffering of beings, including ourselves and others. Maintain a soft, tender heart.

Chinese calligraphy: "Sorrow/ Compassion." Sumi ink on rice paper.

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”

Feom Pema Chödrön, "The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times"


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