Compassion is scary. Compassion gives way to forgiveness and non-judgment. This trio – compassion, forgiveness, non-judgment – feels like moral anarchy. Compassion is scary for those who feel lost without strict moral guidelines. Forgiveness confuses the overly-moralistic mind, it blurs the comforting lines in the sand. The silence of non-judgment spooks the mind that has come to rely on the thundering rhetoric of moralizing the complexity of the world into the over-simplified “rights” and “wrongs.”