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The Bowels of Compassion

robinvan's picture
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Joined: May 2007

This may be more than you ever wanted to know about your colon and rectum!
Ever wonder why there is so much compassion on this board? Well... did you know that in ancient days the bowels were considered to be the seat of compassion and love. Before they were usurped by the heart! The bowels have fallen out of favor of late. In ancient Greek one of the words for compassion literally meant "a moving in the bowels". It's the "gut" where we feel the pain of others.
It's time for semicolons to reclaim this high ground in relation to our sacred anatomy!! Perhaps it's the very site of our wounds which leads us to a places of deep compassion!
Rob; in Vancouver
"But it's hard to explain, Mitch. Now that I am suffering, I feel closer to others who are suffering than I ever did before." Tuesdays with Morrie
"The Bowels of Compassion" www.rob-pollock.blogspot.com

PGLGreg's picture
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But shouldn't semi-colons be merely semi-compassionate? There are some details here we need to work out.


jams67's picture
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Is that why they used to disembowel people being put to death? Yuck!
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robinvan's picture
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Joined: May 2007

Aha!! I like the "second brain" angle. My gut knows what my brain only thinks it knows!! Listen to the gut!

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