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What Is Compassion? – Nerdful Mind #63

March 28, 2021 by Simon Mannes

Compassion is the feeling you get when others or yourself are in physical, mental, or emotional pain, and you get the motivation to ease that pain.

To ease that pain, you do acts of compassion.

Compassion is closely related to kindness, patience, and wisdom.

When we show compassion to ourselves, we give ourselves space heal from suffering. You accept that you feel pain and actively look for ways to improve.

When we show compassion for others, we're not only trying to ease one person's pain. We are creating a world that's worth living.

“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care enough and be there.” — Anonymous

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