C- COMPASSION & CONNECTIONS
LovingKindness mediation ~ tonglen ~ empathy ~ visiting the sick ~ service to the poor and suffering
Compassion is the “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.” We show compassion from a very early age. Children will try to comfort others as soon as they are capable of comprehending and interacting in the world. A toddler will bring a blanket, toy, pacifier, or bottle to a person who is sad or crying. We innately connect and feel compassion for our fellow earth dwellers. We learn to suppress these feelings as we grow. Compassion is an integral part of happiness and contentedness in humans.
Honoring ancestors & the communion of saints ~ home shrines ~ kinship with animals ~ dedication to all beings and future generations