8 Ways to Cultivate Compassion

compassion silver needles white tea

Happy 80th birthday to the Dalai Lama!

The Dalai Lama encourages people to practice love, kindness and compassion. This week I started thinking about what compassion means to me. I brewed a pitcher of iced Organic Jasmine Silver Needles white tea.

I started reading From Here to Enlightenment by The Dalai Lama. He has a few chapters about compassion. He says compassion involves cultivating a sense of affection that holds other living beings dear and the wish to relieve suffering. Compassion is a state of mind in which you aspire for other  living beings to be free from suffering.

Here are 8 ways I found to cultivate compassion.

  1. Cultivate impartiality towards all human beings
  2. Cultivate the recognition that all human being are dear to you
  3. Cultivate recognizing kindness in others
  4. Cultivate practicing kindness towards others
  5. Accept responsibilities of others welfare
  6. Provide happiness
  7. Give without expectations
  8. Commit to relieving suffering in others






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