“suffering alongside of”

We are often good at giving others a little “slack”--

offering Outward Compassion.


We are practiced in not giving ourselves the same.

We block Inward Compassion,

fearing it leads into the mire of self-pity.


The problem:  You cannot give what you do not have.


So if you don’t have Inward Compassion,

what is it you are giving to others?



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