The Pitfall of Compassion -- Must We Really Tolerate Everything?
Most who walk a spiritual path like to rise above ego and avoid being judgmental. So we try to be understanding. We make excuses. We exercise patience. And if that fails, we seek to employ forgiveness. The spirituality of compassion seems to require this passive response. But does it really? Sometimes by striving for compassion, or to not hurt feelings, or to not make waves, we end up allowing unacceptable behavior to go on for too long. When that happens, in a strange way w