“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” - Dalai Lama
I recently came across this article describing 7 Key Practices to Cultivation Compassion and thought it was worthwhile to share with you.
It is not only important to show compassion for others, but also to show yourself compassion to restore peace and balance to your body/mind. It can be difficult to comprehend how a simple compassionate presence can make a difference in your healing process. However, try some of the suggestions in this article for 2 weeks and let me know how it works out for you. You might also be a witness to your thoughts and actions for 1 hour a day and notice if compassion is at the wheel.
Compassion is sensitivity to suffering, not just of others, but also for yourself. Being mindful and kind to yourself can help lead you towards peace.
The 7 Practices from this article include: