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Transforming fear into compassion.

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Compassionate
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I strived during my life to be compassionate. As a physician always took all the time a patient needed to be listened to and for that reason my practice remained small, this was my choice to be empathetic /almost too much/. I was told by my Buddhist monk patient that I have earned merit. I still do not feel the rewards of being compassionate. I am fearful about my wife’s health condition, I am stressed, anxious and fearful. The Buddha teaches that fear can be transformed into compassion. How ?? How come that I am compassionate and still feel fear, anxiety. Please explain this and enlighten me. I am grateful for any comment.

Berta
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Roshi Joan Halifax has a great Ted talk on compassion:

https://www.ted.com/talks/joan_halifax_compassion_and_the_true_meaning_of_empathy/up-next

Berta
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Also her book "Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet" seems to be written for our conversation here. 

@Compassionate I am sure there's manyothers out there asking very similar questions.

Berta
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