What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Compassion

Being mindful can help us become more compassionate.

Research done by Siegel and others has shown that mindfulness meditation stimulates the growth of integrative fibers in the brain. But can compassion have the same effect?

“What we know for sure is that through lovingkindness meditation, woven in with mindfulness meditation, you stabilize the attention and then you open it up,” said Siegel.

“You can build the gateway of empathy
and compassion through
mindfulness meditation.”

Carolyn Gregoire