The Dalai Lama says “I really feel that some people neglect and overlook compassion because they associate it with religion. Of course, everyone is free to choose whether they pay religion any regard, but to neglect compassion is a mistake because it is the source of our own well-being.”
When we focus on someone else – we get perspective, we get out of our heads – and there are even physical impacts on your body.
There’s research showing being compassionate can help people dealing with depression and anxiety, decreasing inflammation levels, lowering stress levels and regulating your emotions.
In this episode of Happiness in Progress – I talk about some of the research connected with depression and the incredible information about changing the brain with practicing compassion.