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Saturday, August 23, 2014

What Does Compassion Look Like?


It is not our differences that divide us.
It is our inability to recognize, accept,
and celebrate those differences.
- Audre Lorde

Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.
- Theodor Adorno

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
- M. Scott Peck

As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect
the uniqueness of others.
- Robert H. Schuller

The essence of compassion is accepting others as unique individuals,
without believing that they are less good for not being carbon copies of ourselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


When we have expectations (demands), we think we know how people SHOULD behave, and we can have no compassion. Only after we accept that another person's uniquely "right" path does not follow our own preconceptions, we can be compassionate.

Further reading: Signs of a Compassionate Person

Condemn None

Understanding

Empathy

Do What You Can


1 comment:

  1. Jonathan, you nailed it with our toxin affinity for "like-me"-ism.

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