Someone brought it to my attention that compassion is linked to pain. It felt like a pinhole offered in a balloon of despair. There was light offered into the smallest crack. Her writings on the topic were so heartfelt, profound, timely, magical, transformative, and ethereal. There could be a reason for brewing in this soup of despair and pain. Another blade of grass to grasp on the the climb out of inner hell?
Compassion is a virtue — one in which the emotional capacities of empathy and sympathy (for the suffering of others) are regarded as a part of love itself, and a cornerstone of greater social interconnection and humanism — foundational to the highest principles in philosophy, society, and personhood.
Ranked a great virtue in numerous philosophies, compassion is considered in all the major religious traditions as among the greatest of virtues.
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