Compassion: A naturally occurring and renewable power source

Photo by  Melissa Askew

Photo by Melissa Askew

On the eve of World Compassion Day and with #givingtuesday right around the corner, there's no better time to talk about our next brahma vihara. Like equanimity and lovingkindness before, compassion is one of the four "qualities of our best home."


the trembling of the heart in response to seeing another's pain or suffering
and the motivation to relieve it; 
to suffer together

Compassion springs naturally from paying attention to the people around us and understanding that we're all connected. It has the power to change us and our world. The video below, narrated by Sharon Salzberg, sums it up perfectly and adorably.