We can express compassion in different aspects of our lives. Some of the actions that can make one lack compassion is when they are not mindful of what they do. It is, therefore, a good idea for people who want to have an authentic life to practice compassion alongside being mindful of their actions. The following are the reasons why being compassion is essential.
Compassion is known to have many benefits including boosting immune response. Studies show that people who practice compassionate meditation had a stronger immune response to stress than those who don’t practice.
Besides, being compassionate can go a long way in making people feel less stressed. Feeling depressed is normal. People who are finding it hard to overcome stress need to put their focus on positive thoughts. One can fill the mind with positive thoughts by focusing on helping others. By focusing on others, you can assist them in meeting their needs. 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. Studies revealed that those who use their money on assisting others tend to feel significantly happier than those who used the money on themselves. The studies also revealed that children as young as two feel happier when they give their treats to others.
Besides working towards material wealth, people also want to feel loved and accepted in life. People want to be appreciated for what they do in places like homes, schools and work. One of the ways in which you seek recognition is by showing compassion. One may not have much wealth, however, with the little they have, they may practice kindness by assisting others, something which is valued the most in the society today.
Besides making people feel appreciated for their kindness, practicing compassion can go a long way in improving physical and mental health. If you want to improve your mental and physical health you should practice compassion since studies show that when one is excited, their inflammation at the cellular level seems to be lower due to the being kind to others. On the other hand, this who were happy purely because they lived the “good life had high inflammation levels. The secret to living a good life with a purpose involves paying less attention to satisfying your needs and focusing more on making other people happy. One can meet the needs of others in a number of ways including visiting the sick, prisoners, assisting the elderly, orphans and the less fortunate in the society.