Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human. —Henri Nouwen

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Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.

HENRI NOUWEN

Catholic priest, author

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Suruthy from My life AUGUST 11, 2017
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Alex from Uganda NOVEMBER 19, 2015
really nice and i would like to more about.


Practice puts brains in your muscles.  —Samuel Snead
It is not beauty that endears, it’s love that makes us see beauty. —Leo Tolstoy
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. —Lao Tzu
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with. —Dr. Wayne Dyer
Fear grows out of the things we think; it lives in our minds. Compassion grows out of the things we are, and lives in our hearts. —Barbara Garrison
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Creative people do not see things for what they are; they see them for what they can be. —Julie Israel
All our dreams can come true; if we have the courage to pursue them. —Walt Disney
Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available. —Jim Beggs
Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. —Roy T. Bennett
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. —Meister Eckhart [Johannes Eckhart]
We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are. —Tobias Wolff
A day without laughter is a day wasted.

 —Charlie Chaplin
Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others. —Brian Tracy
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received-only what you have given: a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage. —Saint Francis of Assisi

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