This is something I have learnt over time, and that has helped me to deepen my capacity for empathy – providing to others what I wish to receive.
If I am feeling lonely, I will try to provide companionship to others.
If I am feeling anxious, I will try to ease the concerns of another.
It’s an interesting exercise, and I have found so much benefit personally from doing it. Particularly a sense of satisfaction and fulfilment that I am easing the suffering of another.
And it helps to deepen my own intentions, and wish for others to be free of suffering.
Through generosity we find happiness.