"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." - Dalai Lama
We live in a "suck it up" culture where we are told it's not ok to feel or experience our pain or sadness. There is this belief we have to hide it or push it away from bubbling to the surface because it isn't pretty or polite. For instance, we typically don't allow ourselves to experience heartbreak from a breakup, morn the loss of a loved one, heal a physical injury or even nurse a bruised ego. Practicing compassion is a huge act of self-love and kindness and the key to healing so that we can be happy and healthy. This meditation is designed to help you honor your emotions and sensations and give yourself a big dose of compassion.