My compassion has been tested greatly in the last few days. From my reflections on this, it is plainly obvious that being compassionate is the much more difficult path than being angry and ill-tempered. And this is one way we know that compassion is the more worthwhile goal to pursue.
The other way is the feeling of spaciousness and energy that compassion brings us during the act of caring, and caring for.
Anything that is so difficult to obtain – but carries such a wonderful payoff – is the Universe’s way of telling us that we’re on the right path.