Compassion is the willingness to play in the field of dreams even though you are awake. Approach life with joy, enthusiasm, love, and an open heart. Take delight in the manifestations of life: It is all a play of consciousness and it is really all play. If something appears serious or burdensome — even death — then we are lost in delusion. The "field of dreams" is this world of the senses with all its myriad forms.

Matthew Flickstein, Swallowing the River Ganges