A Thousand Voices Speak For Compassion


a thousand voices speakYvonne Spencer mentioned this idea to me in a tweet this week. This is the question she posed after ruminating on some of the troubles blighting the world today.

How cool would it be if we could get 1000 bloggers on the same day to write posts about compassion, kindness, support, caring for others, non-judgement etc.? (Date to be decided.[it’s suggested 20th February 2015])
We could call it 1000 Voices For Compassion.
Who’s in?

Well I am. Here’s a link to the FB page she and her friends set up for a closed group you can apply to, to join in. She already has well over half the number. And this is her website. And this her twitter link.

If this might be your sort of thing, and we never know where a beat of butterfly wings might lead, then please take a look. Look at Yvonne’s blog anyway; she’s a woman with a perceptive mind and an enviable articulacy. I’ll be posting something on 20th February.

Will You?

dalai lama

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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27 Responses to A Thousand Voices Speak For Compassion

  1. Interesting this word ‘compassion’ – and The Dali Lama has defined it correctly – compassion can only occur when something ‘common’ is shared among humans, hence compassion means ‘common passion’ – , so often the word is misused and mixed up with empathy.


    • TanGental says:

      Very true. If a straw poll was taken of those who have signed a lot would conflate the two concepts into one. I, of course, would never make that mistake!!


  2. Annecdotist says:

    A great idea! There’s some really interesting therapy stuff about compassion but whether I’d join in or not will depend on whether I can link it to reading and writing. However, I’m not sure if the stuff I have in mind relies so much on the “common” interpretation of the word as flagged up by Avalina and it might be one area where I don’t want to get into semantics!

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  3. Amber says:

    What a big-small world we play in! I was just asked to participate in the 1000 Voice Speak for Compassion event just last week.

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  5. willowdot21 says:

    I do want to join in but I am unsure what to write.


  6. lorilschafer says:

    What a lovely idea, Geoff! I will start ruminating right away 🙂

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  7. Charli Mills says:

    I was asked and I joined in, too! in fact, you beat me to posting it! 🙂

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  8. Norah says:

    it’s a great idea Geoff. Thanks for sharing. I’ll see what I can do. Not sure how I’ll go about remembering but will have to try! 🙂

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  9. somemaid says:

    Its a great idea, I’m signed up and have started to think about my post. Roll on 20th Feb.

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    • TanGental says:

      Go Rosie and loving the big shout out for Cornwall! Love t that you’ll accept being part of the UK but not England; as I Londoner I’d say the same but no one would believe me!

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  10. Dani says:

    Thrilled you’re a part of this, as well, Geoff. I can only imagine where it might lead…

    Blessings to you,

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  14. Right on! I will do a bit of research but if this is on, so am I! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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