Compassion for all humankind
Being a human being is not so easy. We are, by nature, imperfect. We are all vulnerable in the face of constant change.
Compassion literally means ‘to suffer together’. Among emotion researchers, it is defined as the feeling that arises when we are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering. It involves recognising that our shared human condition is both flawed and fragile.
By recognising the flaws we all have, we can see the similarities in humankind.
Compassion finds the sameness between people from all walks of life and acknowledges that others are 'just like me'.
Essentially, as humans we all desire to be safe and protected, happy and healthy and to live with ease and peace in our lives.
Practice compassion with the intention to change the world for others around you and, importantly, you will change your own world.