Through the practice of experiencing, we can feel some anxiety but not ‘be’ anxious.

When you start to feel a little sad, anxious, or irritable it’s not the mood that does the damage but how you react to it.

Compassion lightens our heart and lifts our stress. It makes us more patient with and understanding of ourselves and others.

What makes our normal response to stress so stressful is how it weighs us down, and how we fear it will overwhelm us. Compassion, on the other hand, lightens us up. We feel our burden lift a little. We see it in perspective.