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What is Compassion?
Ten years ago, my Mom told me I did not have enough compassion for others. I remember saying: "whatever you say Mom" and going on with my chores. A few years later Mom left the planet suddenly from quick heart attack. She was here alive and well one day but gone the next. Dad was still here in a Nursing Home from effects from a stroke 15 years before. I stepped up to the plate for Dad when Mom left. It was my daily trips to the nursing home to see Dad and all his friends that began my journey into lessons in Compassion. Everyone living in that nursing home was there because they could not take care of themselves in independent life.
I watched all the old people help each other get to the lunch room, which was a long process. Some could walk. Others held on to the wall rail. Some were in wheelchairs and could roll themselves to the table (like Dad). Some had to be lifted to the chairs and wheeled in. They all taught me compassion by example. Maybe these people did not have the quality of life that we have, but they were very much alive. We had meals together, shared all holidays, all the trials and tribulations of daily life, laughter and tears!
One of the old ladies asked me everyday: "how tall are you?" Everyday I would say 5'6". Then she would say: Me too. That was it-that was all she could say-one question-how tall are You? Then she would smile a big smile and roll up to the table. I know she loved seeing me by the way her eyes lit up, but she just could not talk any other words.
Dad could still talk, but his ideas where somewhat disconnected from a severe stroke years before. He thought he owned the whole nursing home and it was our house as he did not remember the ranch house he built. One day Dad and I were sitting in the living room watching football on the big T V. Out of silence he asked me: 'when did I become a rich bitch?' As this was not normal talk for Dad, I asked him what was he talking about. He demanded to know what made me go out and buy a Big T.V.!!!
He was mad that I spent too much of his money on this T.V. (Of course, I did not buy the T.V. as it was property of the nursing home). So I did the only thing I could do-I lied. I told Dad, I did not buy the T. V. but the Church had donated it to "his" living room. Then everything was okay and we went back to watching the game.
One more quick story, then we will go on to the lesson on compassion I found for You today!
The Head Nurse met me at the door one day and invited me to her office to a discuss a problem my Dad had that morning. It seems Dad had forked some old man with his fork. The Nurse wanted me to tell Dad he could not fork people. So I had a little chat with Dad and asked him if he remembered stabbing someone with a fork. Yes, he remembered that. I asked what happened. He told me the old man came over to his table and tried to take some food off Dad's plate so he stabbed his hand with the fork. I tried the logical approach by telling Dad he could not stab anyone else. He said he wouldn't, so I left the room to go back to the office. When I got to the door, I heard Dad saying: unless the s.o.b. sticks his hand in my plate to take some food.
I reported to the nurse that the problem was the other man, not Dad. I said Dad agreed not to fork anyone unless their hand is in his plate. Problem solved-the old man never put his hand near Dad's plate again.
I did not know when I was a little girl, I would one day grow up and have a discussion with my Dad about forking someone. You never know what will be around the corner in your life. Since the 'forking incident', I have made one new plan in my life: If I go to a nursing home, I am taking my own fork!~
The 2 lectures I have for You tonight could be the most important words You will ever hear. I hope everyone in the World will view this information. Enjoy!
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Religious and spiritual views
Compassion is that which makes the heart of the good move at the pain of others. It crushes and destroys the pain of others; thus, it is called compassion. It is called compassion because it shelters and embraces the distressed. - The Buddha.
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.....this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You Next Time.
Sending Love Out to Everyone in the World. Hold on to Your Compassion and practice using this Gift.
I hope we can all rise above the things that divide us as humans and unite with two things that bind us:
Humanity and the Future for our Children and Grand Children.
We are all Created of Stardust and Dreams (truth according to my Mom), from Pure Love. Now You know where You came from.
Time to learn where we are going.
We CAN rise to the occasion together
for Pure Love. We MUST.
Please hold my hand. I do not want to be afraid of You anymore. I do not want You to be afraid of me.
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