We can express compassion in different aspects of our lives. As much as being compassion is vital in our lives, one can lack the virtue when they are not mindful of their actions. 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.
People need to practice compassion since by doing so, they will boost their immune system. 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. 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 of the ways of thinking positively is by focusing on assisting 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.
Though material wealth does nourish our spirit, compassion is vital as it assists in making us feel 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.
At times, we want to feel appreciated for what we do in our lives. People want to be appreciated for what they do in places like homes, schools and work. Being companion is vital since it enables people to be attractive to others. 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. Research done to show the effects of compassion on health showed that people who are compassion had lower levels of inflammation at the cellular level. The studies also showed that people who are happy due to the fact they lived good life had high inflammation levels. Therefore, if you want to have a purpose in life, you need to focus less on yourself and more on making other people happy. 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.