Compassion is one of the single most important qualities we can possess as human beings. It is defined as “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it”. Other similar qualities are: empathy, fellow feeling, mercy, leniency, tolerance, kindness, humanity, sensitivity, charity, care, concern, and solicitude.
Those who demonstrate the most compassion, are those who have the ability to imagine themselves in another persons’ circumstances or predicament. They are the people who have perhaps never personally experienced something that another human being or animal is experiencing, yet are able to put themselves in that person or animals’ place and imagine what it must feel like.
Watch this video with inspirational quotes about compassion, life and love and let this feeling flow through you...
Compassion is not something that is only appropriate if shown to others, it is necessary that we show compassion towards ourselves too.