Arthur Dobrin - 13 Ways of Looking at Compassion
From his Psychology Today blog, Am I Right? How to live ethically, Arthur Dobrin riffs on some ways we can look at compassion, coming up with 13 (my favorite number).
Humanity is realized in compassion and justice.
1.You are part of society.
Therefore, happiness is created through compassionate living.
2.Compassion is part of human nature.
Cultivate the compassionate part of yourself and connect to others.
3.Reason is part of human nature.
Cultivate the reasonable part of yourself so you make sound decisions.
4.Compassion is part of human nature. Reason is part of human nature.
Therefore, make no separation between heart and mind. Emotion and reason, feeling and thought... [via Integral Options Cafe]