Widening Our Circle of Compassion
A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.
Widening our circle of compassion. At first glance, it can seem like an intimidating goal, but it can be as simple as planting flowers within view of people walking by to donating pet food to a local animal shelter.
What are ways you can widen your circle of compassion? Identify a target date for when you will follow through with this.