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Essay: "Compassion"

by Armando Solis
Like The Seasons

Compassion comes in waves of emotions such as the seasons do, year round! One cannot but anticipate the next disaster to hit. We can only unite and organize whether through individual concern of by unifying the community. Compassion brings strength, courage, love and understanding. As Sharon Salzburg once said: "Compassion is not weak. It is the strength that arises out of seeing the true nature of suffering in the world. Compassion allows us to bear witness to that suffering, whether it is in ourselves or others, without fear; it allows us to name injustice without hesitation, and to act strongly, with all the skill at our disposal. To develop this mind state of compassion is to learn to live, as the Buddha put it, with sympathy for all living beings, without exception." Compassion evolves out of tragedy and disaster, but in the end results, unity will bring love and understanding to those that need it. Peace.