Compassion Quote

“Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.”

— Andrew Boyd


    • good question indeed… maybe something to write a blog post about one day. My first thoughts was that each of us probably finds our own way. And what is strenght and emptiness anyway? I love the sentiment in the quote – the sense of bringing together pain, compassion, connectednes and responsibility.


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