Dharma Rain. Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism2000
We can reframe our pain as compasion. As we open to our anguish, we can see it as our ability to share the suffering of our world. And that is the literal meaning of compassion: to suffer with. This transmutes the pain into the power to act.
Joana Macy. Environmental Activism as Buddhist Practice, in Stephanie Kaza & Kenneth Kraft (ed) 2000. Dharma Rain. Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism, p. 302. Shambala, Boston & London.