Cultivating a Life of Compassion

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  

If you want to be happy, practice compassion. “

Dalai Lama

Compassion means to sympathies with another or be there for them in their time of need.  It is not just a feeling but a deep desire to help another. When we have compassion we want to take action and help the person who is suffering. It is the ability to understand the emotional state of another person, or even been compassionate about oneself. Assisting to alleviate or reduce the suffering of another or of oneself.

Compassion is usually thought of as an act that takes place within oneself or between other entities,  be that another person, group of people, animal or even “Mother Earth” When we have compassion we are recognizing the essence of another, we are bringing that once part of the unknown, which was in our subconscious, into our present awareness. We are recognizing and acknowledging its existence, it was always there but we just couldn’t see it, compassion is taking action in the physical world, in the reality of consciousness.

Compassion will consist of 4 components;

(1) Listening

(2) Acknowledging

(3) Mutual Understanding

(4) Action

Listening from a compassionate perspective is without judgement, without labeling and often is unnecessary to provide feedback unless requested, in the case of another person they just need to be heard, they just need the attention because of a lack.

To begin on the journey towards true compassion for others, we must first remove the greatest obstacles in our quest for enlightenment ,the 2 biggies would be, Anger and Hatred. These are extremely powerful emotions that can hijack our entire being. Nevertheless, they can be changed for more favorable emotions as they are controlled with the mind. Always remembering that you are in charge of your thoughts, feeling and emotions. That little voice inside your head that keeps judging others and telling you to do stuff is not independant of you, it is controlled by you !! If you want to Develop true empathy, it will manifest through the skill of controlling how you respond to life given situations, which will ultimately allow you to respond in a more favorably manner, you will through practice and over time emanate through the energies of Peace-Love & Happiness

Developing the skill of compassion, reason & patience will not come through just thought alone. In order to cultivate them we must wait for the difficulties to arise, then put what we have practiced in our heads into action. you are then hardwiring your brain for a different approach and ultimately a different outcome. be patient with yourself, this takes time. You have practiced and being hardwired all your life to deal with a situation in a specific manner, until NOW, the day when you decided to change

By the mere observation of your thoughts feeling and emotions when interacting with others, wether they be friends or enemies, allows you each time to change your response. You will find the world becomes one big university of life lessons, your enemies can be your biggest teachers, for they are the ones that push your buttons to the highest degree. for if you cherish compassion and love, then the practice of tolerance is essential, and for that reason, an enemy is indispensable. so we need to feel grateful to our enemies, for it is our interaction with them that can lead us to a tranquil mind, they can allow us to train our mind to reduce the negative voice

Love and Light

Peace and Happiness

Magic and Miracles

For The Good of All

The Founder and content writer of The Peace Love and Happiness Movement

Yvonne is the founder and content writer for The Peace Love and Happiness Movement. She is passionate about emotional intelligence and personal growth. For the past 15 years she has made a study of human consciousness, and the changes that we need to make as individuals and collectively to live our best life possible.


Compassion is an emotion that is a sense of shared suffering, most often combined with a desire to alleviate or reduce the suffering of another; to show special kindness to those who suffer. Compassion essentially arises through empathy, and is often characterized through actions, wherein a person acting with compassion will seek to aid those they feel compassionate for.

Compassionate acts are generally considered those which take into account the suffering of others and attempt to alleviate that suffering as if it were one’s own. In this sense, the various forms of the Golden Rule  are clearly based on the concept of compassion.

Compassion differs from other forms of helpful or humane behavior in that its focus is primarily on the alleviation of suffering.

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