Compassion Is Non-judgmental

I bite my tongue and swallow my frustration.  For the umpteenth time, I had to explain where we are to my aunt, who has a slight case of dementia.  Surely she would forget as quickly as the words leave my mouth. 

What stops me from giving up on my poor aunt is the story about a son getting fed up with his aging dad’s asking, only to discover in his father’s diary  his replying to the son’s countless inquisitive questions while a child.

There is no qualifier in compassion.  It is a pure emotion.  When we become self-focused, we let the negative side of our feeling seeping in.  This results in a lose-lose for both the giving and receiving.    An outcome I don’t want with my aunt or anybody for that matter.

How do you see compassion?

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