Do you want to be
happy? That’s a rhetorical question actually. All of the normal human being want
to be happy. I want to be happy. You want to be happy. It’s a blessing that we
happen to be the happiness confetti, we spread those happiness around. Then,
what does it have to do with compassion?
I read one
captivating yet ambiguous quote, “If you want others to be happy, practice
compassion. If you want to be happy practice compassion” I don’t have
to use deduction or induction method to get the meaning of this quote. It means
that compassion is actually the seeds of happiness, either it’s for us or the
others. Compassion is defined as a feeling of wanting to help someone.
How should I put it
in more practical way? It is said that compassion is more than just an
empathetic feeling. For me, we have compassion when we want to go for extra
miles to do something. It can be helping others who are in need or fulfilling
our responsibility. Because when we do something beyond our limit, we are satisfied
and happy. That person can feel it too, when we do everything wholeheartedly,
they will be happy.
While I am writing
this, I question myself. Who am I to write about a noble thing like compassion?
Yes I do help someone. Only to the extent if it is not too burdensome for
me. But then, I think we shouldn’t wait
to be a better person first to practice compassion. Compassion, indeed makes us
a better one.
I barely help someone wholeheartedly?
is the person around me that I can show my compassion?