Compassion is when a little girl goes to another little girl, sitting by herself, lonely. She approaches her not because she feels better than her in any way, but because she believes that no one should be left out.
She asks her name and introduces herself back. She asks her if she wants to play with her and her friends. In a whisper, she says yes. They walk towards the group of kids playing in the street. The former introduces the latter. In the beginning her friends are annoyed that she brings this girl to play with them – she’s so weird and can’t play ball, they say.
The girl stands by with her new friend despite the awkwardness and her other friends’ rejection of her. On the sidewalk, step by step, she teaches her how to play the game. She slowly learns how. Eventually the group notices and allows her to join them. They notice that she can actually play the game, that she’s got good moves, even and that she’s actually kinda cool.
When we are compassionate, we want inclusion for everyone.
We are happier if the other is happy. The world is a better place, there is more to enjoy when we are in harmony. We cannot be fully happy and integrated as long as one of us feels left out. This state of being is something that we can embody internally and externally. When all our internal parts are integrated, we are happier and fuller, too.