What is compassion? The best definition I found is “a deep awareness of and sympathy for another’s suffering”. Now compassion doesn’t always require suffering. Compassion could be just a deep understanding.
The biggest inhibitor of compassion is ego. Often we are so stuck in our own heads, in our own world, worrying aobut our own problems and issues that we never stop and sympathize with others. Once you become aware of your ego having compassion for others will start taking care of itself.
There are a lot of benifits in having compassion for others. For one you’ll develop much deeper more satisfying relationships and friendships. Others will love to be around you because you’ll make them feel understood. You’ll find out about a lot of opportunities through those kinds of social interactions. How can you be more compassionate today?