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Compassion

Residing inside behind our presence

A fundamental part of human essence

Beneath the surface beyond sense or reason

An emergent reaction to someone’s treason

 

Roots in primordial fear

Terror of birth injustice here

Rises up when crossed or burned

Seeing injustice or pleading spurned

 

Reactive energy rips things apart

In contrast to a compassionate heart

Reaction a devil blood lust revenge

Go beyond its orbit suffer its spiteful end

 

Use the reservoir of this powerful force

The energy of reaction as powerful source

Use rage grow bigger stronger of heart

It motivates this high human art

 

Do not let trespass poison your passionate soul

Do not allow their violation to make you less whole

Beckon your love sweetness and more

Let your soul flower in what you came for

 

Set those who betrayed as needing your love

Not knowing better they need warmth not a shove

Respond with compassion no vitriol or hate

Your ticket through an evolutionary gate

 

What triggers and taps into your rage?

Next time can you ask what is there to learn and transmute the energy into something that serves the situation?

– Stewart Levine ©

 

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