I found this on?Gerry Straub’s blog:
True compassion does not come from wanting to help out those less fortunate than ourselves; but from realizing our kinship with all things.
-Pema Chodron ?Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living
From our supper conversation yesterday, I gathered the following: At school yesterday my daughter made an impromptu, but impassioned, speech at the lunch table. ?She feels that the cafeteria shouldn’t serve rice as a “filler” anymore. Kids throw it away. ?Yet people around the world can’t afford to buy rice.
Most of the kids had no idea what she was talking about, but one boy said, repeatedly: ?”It’s our rice, we bought it, we can throw it away if we want.”
I’m so glad that my daughter gets it: ?It’s not our rice, even if we paid for it.