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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

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“I can’t give you a surefire formula for success but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.”

– Herbert Bayard Swope

 
This quote always rings true to my heart.  Whenever I feel down or held back I take a look at what I am doing with my life.  Am I living accordingly to others standards or expectations?  Do I make choices based on information given by friends or family?  Am I living my life the way I want to live it?  If I am feeling down or held back the answer to all of these questions usually unravels itself out to yes.
If we can try to understand this concept each day when we wake up our lives will be filled with happiness and joy.  I know I feel much more open and free when I am living by my own expectations and standards.  We will ultimately please others by making sure we are stable and content with who we are and what we’re doing, no matter what it is.
Don’t worry about making others happy at the expense of your own happiness.  Find what you want to do and commit to it 100% and I assure you, success will begin to show itself more and more.
 
Peace, love, and happiness!

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Be diligent to rise to higher levels,

Have more and more good friends and loved ones,

Collect flowers of excellence,

Endow yourself with good qualities,

Increase your self-reliance,

Sharpen and enlighten your mind,

Increase experience,

And awaken your discreet wisdom.

– Anonymous

awaken your discreet wisdom

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“Wisdom is knowing I am nothing,
love is knowing I am everything,
and between the two my life moves.”

From Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s book, Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao, 4th Verse entitled Living Infinitely

 

living infinitely