Compassion flows as a Pressure Gradient

Spirit tells me that compassion flows

When it does, as a pressure gradient,

In response to a recognition of

Suffering, as that suffering flows

Back to us, to be relieved by

The compassion that we send

To those for whom we care for,

When we recognize their pain.


We may pity the plight of whomever,

And be thankful that we do not share

Their pain. but, claims Spirit,

When we feel compassion, we

Not only recognize the pain,

We feel it as we would our own.


Rules can teach  us, or try to,

To feel pity for people or animals,

In distress, but, only personal

Experience can teach us

Compassion.  It is

A precious gift we give, and in

The giving, we share a common

Bond. Compassion expresses

Awareness of having suffered, and

We share that experience with those

For whom we feel compassion.


Why do we feel compassion? We

Know the pain and, perhaps we

Suffered more than the one for

Whom we feel compassion, because

Perhaps we suffered alone, and

Could not Wish that pain

On those we care for, whether

We know them or not.



Spirit asks me, What is it that we want

More than anything else?

I don’t know.

Then you need more suffering.

As punishment for not knowing?

No. As experience.

Why would I want to experience

Suffering? I thought freedom from

Suffering was the highest goal.

Freedom from suffering is not a

Goal in itself but a means

to an end.

What end?

Compassion and love.



When we love what we are doing

Spirit tells me that

When we are doing what we love and

Love what we are doing, then

There is a two-way flow

Of energy, loving energy, because

Satisfaction flows back.


The financial bottom line is,

For so many, the only

Definition of success.


Spirit tells me that

Everyone experiences suffering

Of one kind or another, and

We all struggle with situations

That are, or seem to be,

Totally beyond our control, but,

How we respond to difficult people,

Or situations, makes a difference

In how they affect us,

Long term.