The Compassionate Mind — Why it’s healthy and how it spreads | Thanks Attitude | Scoop.it

The reason a compassionate lifestyle leads to greater psychological well-being may be explained by the fact that the act of giving appears to be as pleasurable, if not more so, as the act of receiving.

 

Another way in which a compassionate lifestyle may improve longevity is that it may serve as a buffer against stress.

 

Yet another reason compassion may boost our well-being is that it can help broaden our perspective beyond ourselves.

 

Finally, one additional way in which compassion may boost our well-being is by increasing a sense of connection to others.

 

Given the importance of compassion in our world today, and a growing body of evidence about the benefits of compassion for health and well-being, this field is bound to generate more interest and hopefully impact our community at large.

 

 


Via Pamir Kiciman