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November 11, 2013 / A Mindful Traveler

Metta Monday: On Compassion

Adam Pervez and Friend

Adam Pervez and  a Friend

“Compassion is not a character trait like a sunny disposition.  It must be learned, and it is learned by having adversity at our windows, coming through the gates of our yards, the walls of our towns, adversity that becomes so familiar that we begin to identify and empathize with it.

-Barbara Ascher, “On Compassion



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  1. Athena Kim / Nov 18 2013 2:48 pm

    This post resonated with me. Thank you for sharing. Most of all, thank you for your compassion.

    • A Mindful Traveler / Nov 18 2013 7:36 pm

      Thank you for your kind words Athena, and your compassion as well.

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