52 Ways to Compassion
52 Ways to CompassionOla Schenström, illustrated by Eric Thunfors
Compassion – awareness of one’s own as well as other’s suffering, and a desire to reduce it – helps us to see the human in ourselves and others. As compassion also increases our positive emotions and protects us from stress and exhaustion, there is good reason to practice it.
This book contains 52 concrete exercises, divided into the three categories mindfulness, friendliness, and compassion. The exercises build on each other – to really be compassionate, it is necessary to be both present and have a friendly approach. With some practice we can reduce anxiety, to be able to enjoy life fully.