On Compassion


Compassion is not yours to keep but to give away again and again and again.
If you keep compassion to yourself like a precious object, your compassion will rot, turn bitter, inducing guilt followed by resentment expressed by anger.
Everyone should pray that they die with pockets empty of compassion for then they’ll know eternity:
for compassion is but a seed you sow, and the greatest part of yourself now lives with many others.

— Anonymous

2 thoughts on “On Compassion

  1. I love this. A message that’s getting lost in time. I heard once that character is how you treat those who do nothing for you. I guess that’s one part of living in a society that’s looking for constant rewards. With no external rewards, the behaviours disappear. It’s time to bring back those essential human values that are rewarding internally.

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