Do you remember when your idea of compassion was to join in someone's illusory story of what was happening? You felt, 'I have to support your illusory story so you will support mine, and then we will really feel bonded and closer together.' But the level of compassion I'm speaking of means something else. This compassion means a devotion to Truth. And the first movement of this compassion has to be to oneself. The world is full of people who want to be compassionate to everyone else and save the world. But they don't want to take it within themselves because it will remove the center. That is the ultimate compassionate act, to remove the center. Then there is only freedom -- the freedom of awakeness, the freedom to be what one already is, which is spirit, instead of the living incarnation of a story. So this devotion to Truth becomes a movement of compassion, not only for ourselves but for others, and we start to see that what we do for ourselves, we automatically do for others.
Adyashanti 'Emptiness Dancing'
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