Thoughts on Compassion and Courage in a Difficult Age

Some compassionate food for thought xx Rowena

Time for my thoughts...

“Courage and compassion are two sides of the same coin. Compassion without courage is not genuine. You may have a compassionate thought or impulse, but if you don’t do or say anything, it’s not real compassion.”

— Daisaku Ikeda

Like most of us, I’ve been so overwhelmed with the devastating loss of life in terrorist acts, both foreign and domestic. And I’ve again been disheartened by the lack of attention paid here in the US to the serious terror attacks happening outside of Europe or the US. And I’m very concerned about a political climate that seems to be fostering the worst of the racists, xenophobes, and haters, while drowning out the voices of reason. Whispering on the wind. That’s what it sometimes feels like.

“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.”

— Robert Green Ingersoll

While I was trying to decide what…

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