Tuesday, January 31, 2012


"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.


  1. Love casts out fear. Compassion is the most important attribute for a human being. No ill would be done in the world if we all had compassion.

  2. Yes humans are alike more then we are different and if more people would remember that there would be less hate in the world...........

  3. The answer to all our problems is so obvious really - yet most of the world refuse to see it and insist on making things complicated! :-(

    Take care

  4. It is sad that society as a whole seems to have lost its direction when it comes to compassion. Very few actually care anymore. Unless something impacts a person directly, he/she could care less or have any empathy. Gone are the days when people had genuine concern for one another. Makes the future look kinda hopeless and scary.