How to Love

Compassion

The second element of true love is compassion.

Compassion is the capacity to understand the suffering in oneself and in the other person.

If you understand your own suffering, you can help him to understand his suffering.

Understanding suffering brings compassion and relief.

You can transform your own suffering and help transform the suffering of the other person  with the practice of mindfulness and looking deeply.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh,

How to Love

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