#Idea – Karuṇā / 07.01.21

Our individual circles of compassion are rather small.

We care, perhaps, for (most of) our family, and our friends
Not so much for others outside of that circle
And not at all for those we call our enemies.

Perhaps,
If we worked to cultivate wider circles of compassion
(…and how far is possible here?)
Much of the suffering could be avoided. 

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#Idea – Mandatory Doubt / 05.01.21

I know that I am wrong in so many things. 
The real issue is
I don’t know what those things are.

And so,
I operate on the assumption
That I am probably wrong on most things. 
Apart from the things that I love,
Even though there are things that I don’t love anymore.

I’ve not yet worked out how to square that circle.

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