moving outward.

a few quotes of about the topic of compassion and community … things that are often idealized more than they are genuinely practiced, for to enter into them deeply means messiness and high cost to much of what we think we need or want for ourselves.

“an individual has not started living until he or she can rise above the narrow confines of his or her individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”  ~martin luther king, jr.

“the whole idea of compassion is based on a keen idea awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another and all involved in one another.”  ~thomas merton

“i don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing i know—the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”  ~albert schweitzer