In my line of work, I practice compassion very often for the clients that I help to overcome often debilitating injuries that include both the physical and emotional. Sometimes it seems that our society doesn't practice a lot of compassion--we are quick to judge another without really looking at ourselves. While browsing the Internet, I came across an article that caught my eye about the health benefits of compassion and thought about how there are many benefits to practicing this type of behavior. In fact, research shows that having compassion for others results in lesser anxiety, depression and stress. Regardless, it is still difficult to practice compassion, but there are ways for you to get better at it.
by David Mittleman