Recently I ran across a elderly lady who lacked compassion, which I always find surprising, but especially when I find this in the elderly. Seems to me we can hope to grow with compassion and wisdom when we age but I’m learning that’s just not the case. So, surrendering to not judge her, I’ve been looking at my compassion quotes and affirmations to help me become more compassionate towards her and other who are not in touch with their compassion, love, and spirit. They all go hand in hand, don’t you think? Below is one of my favorite quotes. I’ve read that Einstein went back and forth on whether there is a Divine Source … and that makes him so much more human. Faith is a gift … and it doesn’t make one better than someone else … just more fortunate.
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of COMPASSION to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~Albert Einstein
The more we have the less we own. ~Meister Eckhart
May your heart always be a COMPASSIONATE heart !