Sean Christopher Shea in his book, Happiness Is, says this: “Compassion is the soul of the Human Matrix (biological, psychological, interpersonal, environmental and spiritual). Compassion is deeply imbedded in the biology of our brains. We are hardwired social animals. When we care, we come to life, as do the circuits of our brains. It is the cornerstone of the psychological wing of the matrix. Huge amounts of our thoughts and beliefs deal with our relationships with others, and the effort to make the world a better place for them. It is the drive in the interpersonal wing of the matrix. We are made to hold and to be held; to care and to be cared for. It is the wellspring of the environmental wing of the matrix. We are built to create families, communities and environments that we nurture. And, of course, compassion is at the very heart of the spiritual wing of the matrix.
Some would argue that it is the mirror of the soul.”