Compassion is replenishing by Sharon Salzberg
- "I think that joy is also something that fills us when we're able to
offer something to somebody else. It's something that satisfies us or
fulfills us. I think even the research people are doing these days
into meditation - like when they put someone into an MRI machine and
tell them, "Ok. Now do your compassion meditation," one of the parts
of the brain that lights up is the pleasure center. It's joy.
Compassion isn't morose; it's something replenishing and opening,
that's why it makes us happy."
From: Is It Uncool to Be Kind?
Sharon Salzberg Interviewed by Lisa Schneider