"Compassion is like a baton in relay race. People will always pass it on. "
"A mind committed to compassion is like an overflowing reservoir - a constant source of energy, determination and kindness"
"At the beginning, COMPASSION is like a seed; in the middle, it is like water; at the end, it is like a ripened fruit. Achieving the result of full enlightenment is all due to COMPASSION."
"Compassion is like entering a gallery at an art museum and discovering you have entered an exhibit of cubist art and you are quite disoriented because you know nothing about it."
"Deep compassion is like water hitting a wall, it divides and goes around, or over, or under. It finds every crack and breach and keeps moving. Even if it's stopped for a time, it keeps flowing and eventually gains the strength to break through whatever is blocking it."
"Compassion is like a delicate plant that needs constant care and attention if it is to thrive."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.