Pema Chodron on cultivating compassion.

 "In cultivating compassion we draw from the whole of our experience - our suffering, our empathy, as well as our cruelty and terror. It has to be that way. Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It is a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others." ~Pema Chodron

Agree or disagree? Why?