The Art and Practice of Compassion in Action

On February 20, more than one thousand bloggers are speaking with one voice about compassion — to share our belief that together we CAN rid the world of brutality, cruelty, hatred,, indifference, meanness, tyranny, animosity — the opposite of compassion. 

calendulacompassion“…sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.”

You know what I think?

Being compassionate should not end there.

It’s not good enough to simply FEEL pity and concern, but we need to DO something about the suffering in this world.

  • Take ACTION to PREVENT brutality.
  • Take ACTION to STOP abuse and pain.
  • Take ACTION by educating our children.
  • TEACH kindness for all creatures.
  • Become better stewards of our planet.

That means NO puppy mills, no circuses with animals as entertainment, no SeaWorld, no elephant rides, no camel rides, no dolphin slaughter, no factory farm hell, no running of the bulls, no bullfighting, no cat and dog ritual torture and eating, no dogfighting,

And especially NO wolf killing and NO coyote or bobcat or mountain lion killing contests.
We are better than this.
I hope…

I’m sick of hearing about babies killed and tossed in dumpsters, children who are abused and starved, football players who beat their wives, their children, their dogs — I’m sick of it all.

Practice cruelty-free living.

I have much admiration for Jen at Driftwood Gardens, who, as a fresh convert to veganism, is a shining light educating the world about the merits of living cruelty-free.

My story is that I’ve been meat-free since 1970, but only recently learned about the horrors of dairy, and now I’m practicing being successfully dairy and egg-free.

If you want to start your own practice of compassion in action, watch Eathlings, a film with Joaquin Phoenix, at

In fact, STOP all killing of animals. How’s that?World ME

That’s MY perfect world.

That’s the legacy I’d be honored to leave for my son.





15 thoughts on “The Art and Practice of Compassion in Action

  1. I admire your passion for a better world. If there were more of you … I marched. I petitioned. I believed. Now, I merely hope because I couldn’t march if my life depended on it. Are we capable of making a better, more compassionate world? I don’t know. I hope so.

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  2. Reblogged this on kanzen sakura and commented:
    Let’s start today making this world a kinder place for all creatures. Kindness and compassion are never wasted. Let’s see how much we can do to stop the horrors of hate and war. One smile at a time, one hugged child at a time, one hungry person fed, one animal rescued. One by one by one.


  3. Oh I could just KISS you! Thanks for the mention, and for your passion for veganism. What the world needs is more role models like you, who speak out and practice what they preach. My wish is for everyone to just do the best they can, whatever that means to them. I know I make a difference on my own, but I just imagine a world where we all join together to end the atrocities instead of just turning a blind eye. Thank you for PRACTICING compassion and for your contribution to #1000Speak!

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