While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil
Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains
The sympathy of most people consists of a mixture of good-humor, curiosity, and self-importance
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
The greatest pleasures of which the human mind is susceptible are the pleasures of consciousness and sympathy
The cause of all our personal problems and nearly all the problems of the world can be summed up in a single sentence: Human life is very deep, and our modern dominant lifestyle is not.
There is no grief which time does not lessen and soften.
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a polluted mind, suffering will follow you, as the wheels of the oxcart follow the footsteps of the ox. Everything is based on mind, is led by mind, is fashioned by mind. If you speak and act with a pure mind, happiness will follow you, as a shadow clings to a form.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.
You don't need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.<
br> Guy Finley
It would be impossible to love another person without first feeling love for yourself, because how could you give away something that you don't have?
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
Compassion automatically invites you to relate with people because you no longer regard people as a drain on your energy.
In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.
Compassion has no place in the natural order of the world which operates on the basis of necessity. Compassion opposes this order and is therefore best thought of as being in some way supernatural.
Christianity demands a level of caring that transcends human inclinations.
Erwin W. Lutzer
Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.
Compassion is not religious business, it is human business. It is not luxury. It is essential for our own peace and mental stability. It is essential for human survival.
If we make our goal to live a life of compassion and unconditional love, then the world will indeed become a garden where all kinds of flowers can bloom and grow.
Everything is held together with stories. That is all that is all that is holding us together, stories and compassion.
An ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can't see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can't design or ordain.
Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
No one really understands the grief or joy of another.