Practising compassion is one of the best ways to bring happiness into our lives, because being compassionate increases your own sense of well-being as well as those around you.
When we’re able to empathise with the suffering of other people, this increases our desire to help. It not only helps us deeply connect with what others are feeling, but it also compels us to act in ways that relieve their suffering.
Being Compassionate Changes Your Brain
Training yourself to become more compassionate through the process of meditation actually affects areas of the brain that can make a person more empathetic to what others are going through. This study explains the theory in more detail.
During difficult times, doing something nice for another person takes the focus off your own problems. In fact, the benefits compassion are so numerous, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it earlier.
Since compassion meditation is so effective at improving brain chemistry, it makes sense that practising positive affirmations can help with this as well.
This video will help you:
- Connect with the sense of common identity;
- Open your heart and be kinder;
- Worry less, have more fun and feel more contentment;
- Improve your health and well-being
All it takes is a few minutes a day to go inside and connect with the quiet inner stillness.
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