The word compassion derives from the Latin words com, meaning “with” or “together,” and pati, meaning “to suffer.” So compassion can be described as the act of sharing in or being with another’s struggle or suffering. Oftentimes, it includes the desire to alleviate this discomfort through benevolent action, sensitive understanding, and warm support.
Compassion holds the highest energy of all human emotions. It is at the center of the multidimensional communication between the human being and his or her higher self. And this communication is exclusive to humans, who have the unique capability to feel emotion that is rooted in their connection to Source. Human emotion can also shift reality; we can choose tomove into an emotion and, with that, shift the reality we are experiencing.