I have one child for whom compassion comes quite easily. He gets it, he feels it, he practices it. I have another child who could could definitely use the Dalai Lama as his personal tutor!!
At times this has discouraged me. I have felt bereft and hopeless, sad and of course, have made it all about me. What did I do wrong? Was it an in utero trauma? Was it genetic? Is there something wrong with him/me/our family/the world???? And how can I FIX it?
Reading this quote brought all those feeling up again, but also offers such a simple and DO-ABLE practice that my whole world opened up. THIS is why we home school - so that we can focus on what our individual children need, when they need it and do so in way that resonates for us as a family.
So, just for today, bugger maths, eschew english, stuff PDH/PE.
Lets focus on compassion.