Why do we struggle with the concept of sharing love and compassion?
Because in our minds, we are still small and separate — we are divided and fearful.
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Although we are all from the same source, we are all on the path of attainment, there are degrees of separation. In this dimension, this physical world, there will always be degrees of separation, the principle of polarity. Everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree, etc. It is necessary for the experience of form and structure.
This duality has perplexed so many for so long and continues to do so. It is only when the mind is awake that it can begin to see and understand that all paradoxes may be reconciled — to know that in everything there are opposite aspects, and that “opposites” are really only the two extremes of the same thing, with many varying degrees between them.
No system, no “ism” will be any more perfect than the consciousness of those who are part of it. The conflict will ease when a sufficient number of high minded people begin living intentionally, consciously in harmony with each other and with nature, in simplicity and cooperation.
So, the real question must be, “how do we get a sufficient number of high minded people?” Through sharing love and compassion! The only way to help ourselves is to help our opposite aspects.
Sharing our love and compassion with the people in our lives enhances our sense of connection and deepens the bonds we share.