The ability to meet others where they are, and ourselves where we are, with unreserved kindness and softness. We seek to recognize that all beings, like us, long for freedom from confusion and suffering. When we dissolve the labels and assumptions we have about others, we’re able to look another person in the eye and see what’s actually there, rather than what we imagine to be. Doing this, we may be startled to discover aspects of ourselves. Compassion leads to an indiscriminate well-wishing for all beings, and a reconnection with our own hearts.