We can express compassion in different aspects of our lives. Besides, it is a natural instinct within humans, however, it can be quashed with lack of mindfulness. Therefore, compassion with a core foundation of the practice of mindfulness is essential for authentic living. Here are the reasons why you need to practice compassion.
Compassion is known to have many benefits including boosting immune response. If you want to boost your immune system, you should consider practicing compassionate meditation.
When one is compassionate, they are able to lessen the chances of being stressful and depressed unlike those who do not practice compassion. At some point in our lives, we tend to be depressed by some life issues. However, instead of focusing on negative thoughts, it is a good idea to focus on positive thoughts that will assist in lowering the effects of stress. One can fill the mind with positive thoughts by focusing on helping others. Practicing compassion is essential since by doing so, you will be able to meet the needs of others. When you have an issue that has been affecting you for a while, by practicing comparisons, it will no longer be a problem to you since you will gain more perspective on your own problems.
Many times, people tend to feel better when they acquire new things, however, little do they know that by practicing compassion, they will feel even better. According to studies done on compassion, people who spend money on others feel satisfied than those who used their money on themselves. Compassion can also be felt on children in that children who give their treat to others feel great about themselves.
Besides working towards material wealth, people also want to feel loved and accepted in life. People seek recognition at their places of work, schools and homes. If you want to be recognized and praised, you can practice compassion. In today’s world, when you are kind, you will be attractive to others and people will appreciate your kindness even when you don’t have lots of material possession.
The other reason why people need to practice compassion is that it is vital in improving mental and physical health. Studies show that people who describe themselves as always happy tend to have lower levels of inflammation at the cellular level. During the study, the research revealed that participants who felt happy due to the fact that they lived good life had high inflammation levels. People who want to give meaning to their lives need spend more time in meeting the needs of others by making them happy and focusing less on their lives. There are a number of ways in which you can make other people happy, these include visiting the sick, prisoners and providing material assistance to orphans, elderly and those who need help.