If We Could All Tap Into This Quality (Which We Can), The World Would Be A Better Place

In the so-called age of narcissism, it’s been said that empathy is declining — and some research has shown that social media is causing us to become more self-obsessed than ever before. But whether or not selfishness is actually on the rise, it’s safe to say that we need compassion more than ever.

 

Eastern spiritual practices have long touted the importance of compassion as a necessary ingredient for building happy lives and peaceful nations (“Without [compassion], humanity cannot survive,” the Dalai Lama wrote in The Art of Happiness). Now, Western science is catching up to this ancient wisdom…

 

Here are six insights that will change the way you think about compassion — and revolutionize your approach to giving and social connection…

  By Carolyn Gregoire