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“That voice is round me like a bursting sea:

‘And is thy earth so marred,

Shattered in shard on shard?

Lo, all things fly thee, for thou fliest Me!…

All which I took from thee I did but take,

Not for thy harms,

But just that thou might’st seek it in My arms.

All which thy child’s mistake

Fancied as lost, I have stored for thee at home.

Rise, clasp My hand, and come! “

– Francis Thompson, “The Hound of Heaven”

Sometimes we think that life is unfair.  We may start to believe that bad things happen to us for no reason.  Sometimes we complain that we aren’t getting what we want. We think these things because we have forgotten what we already have.  It resides in every single one of us.  It is more powerful than money or any materialistic good.  It is stronger than any relationship or any bond.  This one Thing that we have always had and will always have gives us true happiness, abundance, and joy.  It’s force is great and It’s energy is endless.  It’s God.  We just have to try to remember everyday.

 

for thou fliest Me!

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Compassion and pity are very different.  Where as compassion reflects the yearning of the heart to merge and take on some of the suffering, pity is a controlled set of thoughts designed to ensure separateness.  Compassion is the spontaneous response of love, pity is the involuntary reflux of fear.

Jack Cornfield

If we can begin to see people as one in the same we can learn how to live with compassion and without pity.  I think sometimes we automatically categorize people in our lives as being inferior or superior to us which then causes us to either have compassion or pity.  If we can live on the path of compassion we can show our true selves and the love will be never-ending.  We will all heal with compassion because love is at its forefront. 
 

compassion and pity are very different