“ Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self.”
-Arnold J. Toynbee (1889-1975)
Compassion moves us beyond our own immediate needs and concerns and shows us how important it is to look at the big picture. We are all in this together. When one of us feels pain it affects the whole. When one of us extends ourselves to ease that pain, the healing reverberates to affect the whole.