Re: "What is Compassion?"
In reference to the article about
in the Take Heart! issue of September 18th, Gracia Fay Ellwood, CVA
sustaining member and editor of “The Peaceable Table” monthly journal (http://www.vegetarianfriends.net/),
shared this insightful and loving definition of what she believes
“Literally, of course, compassion means "suffering with" the one
for whom we have compassion. It is an expression of a sense of essential
kinship with the other. The other half of essential kinship is
sympathetic joy in the inherent goodness, even delightfulness, of the
other when s/he flourishes. The reverse of compassion and sympathetic
joy is psychic numbing, which may take the form of ignorance,
indifference, callousness, or cruelty."
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