"Compassion is not religious business, it is human business. It is not a luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability. It is essential for human survival." - Dalai Lama
A friend had posted this quote on her Facebook page today, it really struck a chord with me.
I have a lot of friends and family members who are religious, but do not seem to have much compassion. Sometimes I am amazed at the things that come out of their mouths, I sit there and think you can't possibly mean that, but they do. Driven by fear, they have lost their compassion.
I too, believe compassion is essential for human survival. If we become so afraid of the differences in each person, that we give up our compassion, I think maybe we are doomed. I have said it before,
I will say it again......we all want the same basic things, a home, food, to be safe, medical care,
our children to be educated, to be loved. As humans we are so very much alike, it's just our cultures and the manipulation of people in power that dehumanize and feed the fear.......and compassion is lost in the wind.