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Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things. – Thomas Merton –

Compassion doesn’t mean feeling sorry for people. It doesn’t mean pity. It means putting yourself in the position of the other, learning about the other. Learning what’s motivating the other, learning about their grievances. – Karen Armstrong
Compassion is not something you have, like a virtue or cultivated quality. It is rather an expression of your larger being and can be understood as integral to your belonging or interbeing in the sacred living body of Earth. – Joanna Macy
Compassion calls forth our best human capacities—attentional balance and caring, unselfish intention and insight, and ethical action—in a way that no other response does. – Roshi Joan Halifax
According to neuroscientist Tania Singer and her colleagues, compassion is defined as “the emotion one experiences when feeling concern for another’s suffering and desiring to enhance that person’s welfare