How do we generate compassion for others? Are there times when others have shown us compassion?
Compassion is not about feeling sorry for someone else. It’s about having empathy for another and being able to place ourselves in their shoes. Compassion is not about doing something because it’s a nice or kind thing to do. It’s about doing something because it’s the human thing to do. Reaching out a helping hand when someone needs it, is recognition that everyone, ourselves included, needs a little help and a little understanding sometimes. It’s about recognizing that we are all connected.
Examine the role that compassion has in your life. Think about ways that you have shown compassion, or think about ways other people have shown you compassion.
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