"If there must be madness and time crunches and chaos in your life, then let there be chaos. But find strength and stillness to be the eye inside that storm. These things are happening around you; NOTHING is happening to you. " This is so important.
Buddha is such an inspiration. Dating back to my mission days in Hawaii, I studied Buddhism in order to identify with the people who I taught. I learned and continue to learn a lot of great lessons about life from Buddhism.
Compassion can be put into practice if one recognizes the fact that every human being is a member of humanity and the human family regardless of differences in religion, culture, color and creed. Deep down, there is no difference. ~The Dalai Lama