Life has always been fragile. The next moment has never been a guarantee for anyone anywhere. No animal or human is guaranteed safety and longevity, immune to nature, disease, human violence. Some of us are privileged with better odds and infrastructures and some with poor odds (be it social, physical, economic, political, etc), but nobody is golden in this regard.
At this time, when there are constant reminders via news and media outlets or damn, even on the roads where I see animals turned roadkill, that life is fragile and us powerless to so much...I find I have to center myself in learning how I can deepen my practice of compassion on the whole damn spectrum of life. How can I be more tolerant and compassionate with my family? How can I do that with people with different values and consciousness? How can I do this in my understanding of systematic, oppression corruption and abuse in our nation and in world affairs? How can I do this in my understanding abusers? How can I do this when thinking about right wing extremists or white supremacists or jihadi terrorists or Donald Trump?!?
I want to practice compassion here, practice compassion now.