Compassion Practice

The concept of compassion (religiously well developed in Buddhism and Christianity) is currently being explored at the level of brain scanning and positive psychology. Compassionate, kind and sympathetic actions of a person, in addition to benefiting the environment, benefit the person himself. As part of a compassionate lifestyle, a person:

The reason for such a positive effect of a compassionate lifestyle on human health lies in the fact that the process of giving actually makes us happier than receiving. From a positive psychology perspective, compassion is an evolved property of human nature, rooted in our brains and biology. In other words, over the course of evolution, a person has gained positive experience from manifestations of empathy and kindness. Thus, we have found an alternative to selfishness.

According to research, compassion is indeed an acquired human quality that is important for maintaining the health and even survival of us as a species. Another confirmation is an experiment conducted at Harvard almost 30 years ago. Watching a film about the charity of Mother Teresa in Calcutta, who dedicated her life to helping poor children in India, viewers experienced increased heart rate as well as positive changes in blood pressure.

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