Monday, February 27, 2012

Heart of the matter

     "Unconditional love goes right through everything, and it's a breakthrough in spiritual life. Do not look for it outside of yourself. The only place to look for it is inside. If it is going to be unconditional love, what's out there doesn't matter."

     "The question is: 'Can I open myself to compassion? Compassion for me is just what the word says: it is 'suffering with.' It is an immediate participation in the suffering of another to such a degree that you forget yourself and your own safety and spontaneously do what's necessary."               Joseph Campbell

       Osbon DK ed. Reflections on the Art of Living. A Joseph Campbell Companion. HarperCollins, NY, 1991.

Photo: Brigitte Lorenz

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