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Words Worth Pondering

Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.

~Simone Weil

The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

We cannot heal others, we can only heal ourselves so that our presence will be healing to others.
~Irene Smith

We shall never know all the good
that a simple smile can do.

~Mother Teresa

My religion is very simple.  My religion is kindness.
~ 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

One thing I know.
The ones among you who will find happiness are
those who have sought, and found, how to serve.

~Albert Schweitzer


When your fear touches someone’s pain, it becomes pity;
when your love touches someone’s pain, it becomes compassion.

~ Stephen Levine

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when
we recognize our shared humanity.

~ Pema Chodron

Compassion is a verb.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh