Originally Posted by DharmaBum23
“Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.”: Mark Twain
I think that the first thing I have noticed about compersion is that it become MUCH more difficult if you don't have what you need.
If you are trying to learn compersion I think it is a good idea to make sure that as many of your needs as possible are satisfied.
If some or most of your needs can't be met, you should be aware that learning or having compersion(though not impossible) will be much harder with ever need that isn't satisfied.
Maybe a lot of truth to it for many ? Interesting.
Makes me wonder. Is this a hint of selfishness ? Is it harder to be happy for/with someone when WE aren't happy ? Why ?
Happiness is another of those funny things - like love. We can borrow some of it from others and yet never reduce what they have. In fact, it seems to replicate and reciprocate. They in turn get to borrow from OUR happiness. It can be what the scientific minded often refer to as a 'positive feedback loop'.
And on the other hand, the opposite is possible. I've seen this a lot. I suspect we all have.
When we feel (and express) UNhappiness at someone else's happiness - what happens ? We suck up some of their positive energy and destroy it. Negative loop.