If someone shows kindness, caring, and a willingness to help others, they’re showing compassion. This is a word for a very positive emotion that has to do with being thoughtful and decent.
When you have compassion, you’re putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and really feeling for them. Compassion builds our ability to understand someone else’s situation and the desire to take action to improve their lives.
Some proven benefits of compassion are:
- strengthens your immune system
- normalises your blood pressure
- lowers your stress and depression
- improves y recovery from illness and even extending your life