Flying on the wings of wisdom and compassion….

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A bird needs two wings to fly.
Like the bird, we also benefit from using two wings…
the wings of “wisdom” and “compassion.”

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One wing can be represented by “wisdom”… the perspectives and deep insights  about the nature of  life, the universe,  people and their interactions.

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The other wing can be represented by “compassion”…  a sense of connection, love, kindness, acceptance and the heartfelt wish for all others to be free from unhappiness or suffering.

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Wisdom, without compassion, might be aloof or dispassionate.
Compassion, without wisdom, might be overwhelming.
Together they enhance and balance each other.
Wisdom and Compassion

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And so….
may we all develop the ability
to fly on the two wings
of wisdom and compassion

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29 Comments

    1. The image of the 2 wings of the bird is from the teachings of Buddhism, but the idea is included in many traditions… I think the bird is a lovely mental image to keep in mind when balancing the 2 aspects.

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  1. I had not previously thought of balancing wisdom and compassion like the two wings of a bird. Thank you for this image; it truly helps to implant this concept in the mind’s eye.

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  2. I like the concept very much!

    Kathy, I am not even going to try to catch up from the holiday madness. I’ve dropped back on my publishing to concentrate on my book, so hopefully that allows more time for READING!!!!

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  3. Happy New Year Kathy! Wisdom and compassion, a perfect pair of winged messengers sent to balance the world. Lovely!
    I hope you’re doing fabulously. I’m trying to get so much done these days… Hopefully get my book out very soon;)

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    1. Oh, Leah…you have such a wonderful way with words…that is beautifully phrased… “Wisdom and compassion, a perfect pair of winged messengers sent to balance the world.” ….that is absolutely beautiful!
      And oh yes….busy… how special that your book comes out soon!…wow! : )

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  4. I love the story about Eagles…and how they will just stay put on a mountain…then when the wind catches speed they just lift their wings and the wind carries them, effortlessly. I love your blog and your photo…please add me if you wish. ~Jackie

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    1. HI Jackie, welcome…it’s so nice that you found us here… I love imagining being a bird and flying…such an amazing sense…and catching those upward drafts…kind of like being around positive people, I think…and then to fly on the wings of wisdom and compassion…ahh..special….

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