Grace of Compassion 1/11/2021

“The grace of Compassion so often gets confused with pity. Compassion is not pity. 

The grace of Compassion expands the walls of the heart. 

Suddenly you are capable of understanding and responding to the suffering of others without harsh judgment, even when their behavior negatively impacts your life. 

When a reporter asked the Dalai Lama about his response to the Chinese soldiers who slaughtered hundreds of Tibetan monks, he said, “I feel compassion for them.” 

The reporter was not just stunned by that response; he was disappointed. He wanted to hear the Dalai Lama speak words of vengeance and anger. He wanted an ordinary human response. 

But the grace of Compassion is not ordinary. It is a mystical force that defies ordinary choices and elevates us to the potential within ourselves to defeat our own dark judgments, which so easily arise in the face of what we disdain in the world.

 Yet we forget how easily the tables can turn. One day we may find ourselves hoping and praying that someone will look upon us with this powerful grace.”

Excerpt From

Intimate Conversations with the Divine

Caroline Myss


About anitaskocz

ANITA JOYCE SKOCZ is a storyteller who resides in Central Florida. She credits her passion to her father, who dazzled her imagination as a child with his gift to weaver a tale. After a diving accident in 1978, Anita left the travel industry to journey the inner roads of her soul. The riches found on those adventures inward come to life in her children’s books. Anita’s books, “Crystal Star Angel” and “Kite Tale,” were inspired by the loving relationships her father had with his grandsons. From Where I Sit is a blog where Anita shares her life’s stories, or comments on current events from her soul’s perspective. Her insights can evoke laughter as well as take one on a reflective journey. In any case she hopes you join her each Wednesday for a new adventure.
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