How is mindfulness related to compassion?
Basically, the research shows that mindfulness increases empathy and compassion for others and for oneself, and that such attitudes are good for you.
What is the concept of compassion?
Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” Among emotion researchers, it is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering. Compassion is not the same as empathy or altruism, though the concepts are related.
How do you practice compassion mindfulness?
- Recognize what is going on.
- Allow the experience to be there, just as it is.
- Investigate with kindness.
- Natural awareness, which comes from not identifying with the experience.