As you work your way through Onward, exploring all the various habits and dispositions of a resilient person, you have probably noticed the interconnectedness of so many of these. So it should come as no surprise that the first step towards compassion starts with simply noticing or being mindful of what is around you. You can’t get to the act of compassion if you are too caught up in your life and not noticing what is happening around you.
This animated video by Sharon Salzberg, Where Does Compassion Really Come From? shows the importance of noticing in action. How mindful are you of the life that is happening around you? Make sure you don’t try to skip this step as you try to cultivate more compassion.
What in your life have you not been noticing?