Today I just want to share a quote about compassion. I hope it resonates with you as it did with me.
“My real guru to teach me the value of compassion is my mother. The first act after birth is relying on mother and sucking milk. At that time you have no idea who is that person. The mothers side also, tremendous sense of care, affection, compassion. So the bond, closeness, between mother and child is not by law, not by religious teaching, but by nature. Compassion, from birth, is in our blood. It is there not only at the beginning but of your whole life.”
– Dalai Lama
Compassion, like happiness is an innate part of ourselves. It is not that we should leave our lives behind in pursuit of being more of these things, but of being our real selves. Our whole selves.