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    On Nov 3, 2019 d wrote:

    Compassion is feeling with and for the other, sincerely caring, and helping in some way. To suffer means to carry. Suffering isn't pain -- suffering is how we carry our pain. We each suffer or carry our pain, whatever it is. I can't heal the suffering of another. I can only heal or make more healthy how I suffer or carry my pain. I can help and have helped others heal their suffering by helping them see how they are suffering their pain, and by helping them learn a way that is more healthy and efficient and that doesn't produce unnecessary pain,. I can help them activate their own healing of their suffering. What helps me develop the capacity to help another heal his or her suffering is for me to be clear as to what suffering is and help the other be clear about that, develop my ability to see how the other suffers, and develop my ability to intervene in a way that is compassionate, honest, and accurate.

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