Alice Walker, author (b. 1944)

“I find it difficult to feel responsible for the suffering of others. That’s why I find war so hard to bear. It’s the same with animals: I feel the less harm I do, the lighter my heart. I love a light heart. And when I know I’m causing suffering, I feel the heaviness of it. It’s a physical pain. So it’s self-interest that I don’t want to cause harm.” – Alice Walker, author (b. 1944)

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  1. I think a sense of responsibility also comes from being connected, and the harm that is done travels, leaving its mark on everyone. It takes effort and concentration to live without causing suffering. And a light heart also follows the connection, from one person to another. It’s a choice. Judy Strong, writer, educator

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