Monday, May 2, 2011


With understanding you will become compassionate, and that will change everything.

- Thich Nhat Hanh

"The more I begin to understand myself, the more compassion I have for myself.  The more I understand myself, the more I am able to understand others.  Human beings all share the same basic need for food, safety, shelter, and community.  We all want to be loved and to be treated with respect.

"When I think in these terms about someone I might have considered my enemy, my fear or anger softens and compassion creeps into my heart.

"Today I am letting God open my heart so that I can find willingness to see my enemy with the eyes of compassion.  This is the only way I can find peace."

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