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Compassion Culture: SPEAK it, Baby!

shutterstock_60688648What is your native tongue? How well do you speak compassion–The language and living of love (agape)??

Couldn’t help, but think a little about my heritage/language. VERY Thankful: i was raised with no prejudice or partiality toward any ethnic group…in other words…i was raised to Appreciate & Love All Variety of Breathing-Fragile-Life:)…in other words…my family did not elevate one particular group of Breathing-Fragile-Life over another particular group of Breathing-Fragile-Life…in other words…my particular ethnicity is quite a mix! For example, if you were going to adopt/rescue a doggie: i would be labeled a mutt for sure -lol:)…i’m a “little” of a lot of different Breathing-Fragile-Life. My DNA is an acculturation.

Right now, i’m meditating/pondering deeply about whether or not to reveal to You my “specific” partial-nationality/heritage list or not…(For clarification: whatever “i may” choose to reveal about myself via this blog or past blogs–serves a “teaching” /trust purpose for the topic under consideration/discussion. i strive to speak truth.)

Let me preface my following statement as NOT a presumption: any “possible” Mental Health Drs. out there (or Others) who “possibly” follow my writing & may “possibly” think they may “possibly” have me/my life/my personality/my profile totally figured out: think again! -lol:)…i’m an undefined work in progress…someday, i hope to get achieve–name (not talking fame).

Whatever hazy reflection you see of me/my inner person/my personality, etc. revealed in my writing…would change IF you, my Reader,  ever met me in person. Truth: Outer appearance is a distraction from the “true” inner person.

  • Do you have the ability to see past faces into hearts?! (i try to see hearts.)
  • Do you have the ability to see past gender?!
  • Do you have the ability to see past age?!
  • Do you have the ability to see past nationality?!
  • Do you have the ability to see past obese?!
  • Do you have the ability to see past skinny?!
  • Do you have the ability to see past superficiality?!
  • Do you have the ability to see past sick?!
  • Do you have the ability to see past healthy?!
  • Do you have the ability to see past social classes?!

Compassion does have the ability to see past….!:)

*For clarification of my written language: In writing unlike speaking, it’s difficult to convey modulation: power, pace and pitch. So when i bold, italics or ALL CAPS…not screaming exactly…just trying to express power and enthusiasm and emphasis! Get it? Got it! good!🙂 THANKS for reading my words/blogs! THANKS for trying to understand my written language…Hope it’s encouraging to You in your personal journey of compassion!:)

When i write and You read…the compassion message (hopefully) doesn’t get diluted…like it would if: you heard my actual voice or saw my freckle-face…nothing, but distractions. Would my heritage distract you??

NO! Okay:)…in no particular order: Lithuanian, French, English, Irish, Dutch….Cherokee, etc…a variety mix of DNA is me. Mom’s side Lithuanian, etc.: “Antonowicz”…Dad’s side: American Indian, etc. his Mom’s maiden name: “Love”…what a cool name, huh?!:)


Would You agree: a main way of learning a culture is through language? A culture’s language reflects values. Culture is an entire way of life. What culture are You personally promoting by Your way of life?

Compassion Culture/Compassion language values LIFE!…ALL VARIETY of BEAUTIFUL-BREATHING-FRAGILE-LIFE…to me life is a sacred gift. Do You appreciate gifts? Would you describe any gifts you enjoy as sacred?? How can you express gratitude toward your sacred gifts today and every day?! What words would you choose?

Compassion culture speaks a language that does not degrade any Beautiful-Breathing-Fragile-Life. Compassion culture expresses love not hate nor prejudice!

Each day i “attempt” to speak compassion by applying this practical admonition:

“Let a rotten saying not proceed out of your mouth, but whatever saying is good for building up as the need may be, that it may impart what is favorable to the hearers.” (Ephesians 4:29)

Did You know that the Apache language has no profanity!…WOW:) Read this excerpt/article a few years back:

The testimony of Apache Indian James Kaywaykla.

James was born about 1873 in New Mexico, in the United States. In his later years, when he was nearly 90 years old, he related the following:

“One morning I was awakened by the sound of Grandfather’s voice. He sat in the opening of our brush arbor, facing the rising sun, and singing The Morning Song. This is a hymn to Ussen . . . thanking Him for one of the greatest of his gifts—the love between a man and woman, which is to Apaches a sacred thing. Never do they make obscene jokes about sex, and the fact that White Eyes [white men] consider conception and birth a matter of levity is something they cannot understand. It is, to them, on a level with taking the name of God in vain. I am very proud of the fact that in our language there is no profanity. For the privilege in sharing the creation of new life we give thanks to the Creator of Life.”—Native Heritage, edited by Arlene Hirschfelder.

Song Lyrics: hyper bowl? or hyperbol-e is more like it…(What words will You speak today?? What words will flow from Your heart?? What culture will you choose to express: the culture of hate? or the culture of love?) Will You modify Your speech (if needed) to reflect Love of All Breathing-Fragile-Life inhabiting our beautiful planet?? just gonna end with this:

Compassion Culture: SPEAK it, Baby! – lol…don’t stop!:)

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Compassion Culture: SPEAK it, Baby!

Joan Winifred

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Winifred, J. (2013). Compassion Culture: SPEAK it, Baby!. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 15, 2020, from


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