Dr. Kilmer here. Learning the skills of compassion could do more to change your life than any other effort. I like this article because it encourages you to find the phrases and wording that your mind might accept, that seem reasonable. Research has shown that we can learn compassion skills, which then changes our brain activity as measured on MRI scans. You have become good at certain skills in life through practicing. So practice compassion. “If you want to be happy, practice compassion. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.” — Dali Lama
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