metaxu ~= "in between"

Posts tagged ‘compassion’

frog and toad

Frog – practical, a problem-solver, eternally patient – and his best friend Toad, who is ruled by his reactions to his surroundings: he wants this, he fears that. Frog never comments on Toad’s behavior, he takes gentle action. More often than not, a story ends not with Toad learning a lesson but with the two friends simply continuing on, side by side.

“Discovering the dharma in ‘Frog and Toad'”, by Arnold Lobel – article by Kathryn Jezer-Morton at

love’s request

Love is never a request for silence.

a skilful way

Loving-kindness is a skilful way of enduring what we would not normally endure.

Ajahn Sumedho

carrying our stories

We often carry the weight of our (fuller) stories with us, bound by/in shame. And we get free by sharing with those who love us.

what comes naturally?

make me like you

You say we are all unique and wonderful human beings and yet you want to make me more like you. Who is “we” then?

duty of love

The first duty of love is to listen.

Paul Tillich