Compassion is that deep awareness of the suffering of others and the desire to alleviate it. Not only does a person with strength in compassion shows empathy, he has also developed the inner desire to help others. Such a person would carry out acts of
compassion that may be as simple as visiting and consoling the suffering or lending a hearing ear to someone who needs to let go of his or her negative feelings. A compassionate person is like a rock that others lean on when the going gets rough.