A delightful example of compassion in action from Sharon Salzberg - practising extending wishes of metta, or lovingkindness, to strangers in the street. Loving kindness practice can feel strange at first, particularly when done in a meditation, but this shows how simple it can be to extend goodwill to others - be it our friends, family, or a total stranger.
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What is compassion and why is it good for you? Emma Seppala discusses what science tells us about where compassion comes from and why it benefits us.