the acceptance of
-- Jos Stabbert
Courage to show compassion?
Yes, compassion often requires courage..
The most despicable or despised,
The most hateful or hated
The most inexcusable and least excussed--
these are most in need of compassion
and least likely to get it.
The good Samaritan is dismissed by Samaritans as a "dogooder."
and by Jews as someone looking for a reward.
What about emptiness?
In mystical traditions
emptiness is fullness.
Emptied of self.
emptied of desire,
one sees a need,
one seeks to fill it.