I believe that when we have compassion, we give ourselves the chance to be happy and that without it we can never achieve emotional or spiritual wellbeing.
The following steps are necessary and important:
- The first step in developing compassion is empathy, because without empathy we won’t have compassion and without compassion we’ll have little of anything else. The problem is that most of us tend to think about ourselves, which stops us from reaching out and being compassionate towards others;
- It’s more important to see what’s on the inside, instead of the outside. As a human race, we have the same basic needs, but because of our need to conform to society, we rarely look at the spiritual qualities that contribute to who we really are;
- Acts of kindness contribute towards compassion and with empathy must be practiced together. They both form the basis of peace and happiness.
I believe it’s important for us all to have and live with compassion. It should be practiced daily and needs to be incorporated into our lifestyles so that it becomes a part of us. That way it will not only make a difference to us in our lives, but it will also make a difference to other people in their lives too.