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Posted by Heather C. Williams at Oct 02, 2017 01:33 PM |

Compassion comes from the Latin word "compati". Com = together + pati = to suffer. So compassion is suffering together.

I read the newspaper and watch the tv news. So much of it is just perceiving and interpreting information that is outside of me. I live in California. People living in Houston Texas and Florida and Puerto Rico are experiencing great suffering. Hurricanes, flooding, loss of homes, lack of power, water, food. Millions of people are leaving their homes in Syria, Iraq and Africa because of violence and war.  

Compassion involves the HEART. What are ways that we, in this day of advanced technology, can learn of people and animals suffering far away and open our hearts so that we can connect and suffer together?

I did send $ to help organizations to provide basic necessities and that is good. I did TRANSLATE the words "danger" and "lack" and "powerlessness" and "chaos".  I followed the syllogistic process from axiomatic principle of Truth being All there is - to a new conclusion that declares - "The Power of Truth is ever present here now flowing and connecting with everyone." 

These words bring me a bit closer to those far away.