Sunday Dinner: In the Pink


“The simplest acts of kindness
are by far more powerful
then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”
Mahatma Gandhi



“Do you know what people really want?  Everyone, I mean.
Everybody in the world is thinking:
I wish there was just one other person I could really talk to,
who could really understand me, who’d be kind to me.
That’s what people really want, if they’re telling the truth.”
Doris Lessing
“True love is born from understanding.”
Gautama Buddha



“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts,
to enter into the places of pain,
to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish.
Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery,
to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears.
Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak,
vulnerable with the vulnerable,
and powerless with the powerless.
Compassion means full immersion
in the condition of being human.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen



“It is only with true love and compassion
that we can begin to mend what is broken in the world.
It is these two blessed things
that can begin to heal all broken hearts.”
Steve Maraboli



“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar;
it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars
needs restructuring. ”
Martin Luther King Jr.



Photos by Woodland Gnome 2018

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Please join with me in sending love, light, and protection to those whose compassion compels them to make the journey.  Their wounds are yet raw, and from their pain they draw both courage and power.  

Let the revolution of our generation be one of love, compassion and awakening




“Rage — whether in reaction to social injustice,
or to our leaders’ insanity,
or to those who threaten or harm us —
is a powerful energy that, with diligent practice,
can be transformed into fierce compassion.”
Bonnie Myotai Treace



“Compassion is the radicalism of our time.”
Dalai Lama XIV

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

2 responses to “Sunday Dinner: In the Pink

  1. pink in all its glory!
    so much interest in the different shots (light, space, etc.) and the quotes “a got me thinking” as usual

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