- Flower: Elder (Sambucus)
- Butterfly: Large Blue (Phengaris arion)
Compassion is one of the strongest and most complex of human emotions that we can share. Not only can we feel and understand the feelings and hurts of others, but we may also choose to accept those feelings and help relieve the pain. Do not be too hard on your emotions, the way you think or feel, or your outward goals. All things take time, and sometimes we need time to heal before we can reach our goals. Compassion also moves us to listen to the others around us to see if we can offer compassion to those in need. We may not agree with the views or ideas of these people, but we can show them compassion while still holding our own views sacred.