Is my compassion enduring and consistent? Is it reliable or whimsical? Does it prevail among other forces in my life?
Do I have the capacity to be compassionate even when I'm busy with other activities or only when it's comfortable for me?
Am I ready to stand up and fight for another?
Exercise for the day: In the middle of your busy day take a moment and call someone who needs a compassionate word. Defend someone who is in need of sympathy even if it's not a popular position.