Wherever we hold, the sense of self is present together with suffering. When we let go, self vanishes and suffering dissolves into lightness, ease and peace.
It is in the deep understanding of suffering that compassion comes to full bloom. For when the heart/mind no longer holds to anything, it is fully open. There is no self-centeredness and so, no separation. No "I," no "you." Love then is boundless, and ceaselessly responsive."
~ Sarah Doering, IMS Dharma Talk
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