They guy showed very good compassion by caring for someone in need he didn’t even know because he felt sorrow, pity, and sympathy.
In a story I’ve read, Jimmy Valentine is a criminal that breaks into safes, and steals money. Jimmy Valentine was leaving the town he was staying in and came upon a big worried crowd, he soon found out there was a little girl, Agatha stuck into the biggest safe in town.
Self-compassion has also been shown to correlate with less anxiety, depression, shame, and fear of failure.
Ravi Shah, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, believes self-compassion is critical for healthy self-esteem and resilience: “There is a lot of discussion today about narcissism and its problems, but we do want people to have some healthy narcissism.’’ This provides for a stable sense of self when things don't go well in life, whether it's a bad day, a loss in competition, or the loss of a job.
In another story I’ve read that has compassion in it is when an older women, Mrs.
Flowers feels sorry for a little girl that cannot read, and is very shy in school. Flowers invites the little girl, Marguerite into her house and feeds her and teaches her how to read day by day.
A construct drawn from Buddhist psychology, self-compassion refers to a way of relating to the self — with kindness.
It is not to be confused with arrogance or conceit, which usually indicates a of self-love.
It’s about cultivating a perspective over ourselves so we never shut ourselves down and never lose faith in our own potential just because we may fly off the deep end one night or hole up in our apartment all weekend.” Psychotherapist Kristen Martinez likes to use the “permission slip” metaphor, which is the idea of giving yourself permission to make a mistake — as a way of accepting however you are feeling, and acknowledging that other people feel or have felt this way before. “It's tough to learn self-compassion all on our own," Shah says.
"Therapy provides a safe environment in which the therapist can help you: 1. have a realistic perspective of yourself and others; and 3. In time, you will begin to internalize these skills and integrate them into your own life perspective.” Finding a therapist with whom you feel safe and supported is key.