Regardless of who we are, we are searching for happiness. This happiness comes often with a cost and with cause and condition. Sometimes this same happiness attracts our own frustration. As long as we experience our human condition, whatever happiness we have is temporary. And we might fluctuate between a variety of hopes and fears.

In honesty, how can we talk about happiness without talking about suffering? It doesn’t sound attractive nor commercial. But this is a reality. Regardless of who we are, we all had experienced dissatisfaction and pain. Not only that, we all know how it feels when someone else experiences pain. This is a reason why compassion should stay close to our hearts.

It begins by acknowledging these facts:

We affect the life of each other.

We need each other.

We are interconnected.

The very fabric of our existence is based on this principle of interdependence, which can inspire a fundamental love and compassion for everyone.

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” -HH Dalai Lama

Compassion transcends religions, sciences, and political systems. Compassion is a profound and sincere empathy for all human beings, animals and for yourself included. This is the spontaneous wisdom from the heart which can shows us how to help, how to give and how to receive.

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