True compassion

You should
never need
a reason
to care —
true
compassion
acts onΒ 
its own
without
being
told.

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About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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23 Responses to True compassion

  1. loisajay says:

    see above. me, too.

  2. we could use more of that…

  3. In the Stillness of Willow Hill says:

    A lot of people think guilt is compassion. It’s not. If you can’t do something from your heart freely and willingly, you aren’t ready to show compassion…..and probably need to start showing yourself more compassion.

  4. A well-timed, gentle reminder. Thank you.

  5. Rob McShane says:

    comes unbidden – cripples the need of self!

    • So true, Rob. I’ve often wondered if one can be truly selfless. Or does our ego get in the way, even subconsciously? Can humans act without thinking or are we hardwired to care for only the causes that fit into our world view? We are products of the subjective objective mentality…our lifestyle and environment shape our beliefs, which are deeply rooted in the choices we make, knowingly or unknowingly. Just some food for thought to chew on πŸ™‚
      Cheers,
      Tyler

      • Rob McShane says:

        Great question Tyler… Especially when we consider as much as 90% of our choices and actions can be driven by the subconscious! Objective, unemotional awareness may be something to strive for when making choices? How many Spocks could the world manage? Then again, this wouldn’t be Earth anymore would it? More like a hybrid Vulcanised! πŸ™‚ Cheers mate! Rob (or maybe ‘live long and prosper!) πŸ™‚

  6. So true! Have shared this on Facebook.

  7. Jen E Town says:

    Very true. True compassion springs from the heart, naturally and unbidden.

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