compassion

.notes to myself.

buddha-and-lotus-flower
buddha & lotus flower, crystal castle, byron bay, australia

it’s all very easy isn’t it leonie, showing compassion for a friend, loved one, or anyone else you hold dear.

what i really want to know is…

  • how easy is it for you to show the same amount of compassion to a bleary-eyed, swaying-drunk stranger who is throwing up on his shoes (and the pavement close to you), creating an awful smell and a mess on the sidewalk in the middle of the day?
  • how easy/hard is it for you to not judge another being at this moment?

5 thoughts on “compassion

  • nice photos*
    sometimes i find it easier to have compassion for strangers than for those closest to me…it is a strange dynamic…but when i open my heart and brush away all the preprogrammed gook, i can love freely and easily…loving you, me

  • You’re right, it is so easy to love those close to us, and to scorn a stranger. Thank you for the reminder that it is the more difficult things that are the most significant sometimes.

  • Such an important message ~ and one I’ve been reminding myself of a lot lately!
    Love the image ~ so incredibly peaceful!
    :-)

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