def: sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it.
Compassion is such an important element of healing. It's not just about showing compassion to others, but also showing compassion to ourselves. After all, if we are not compassionate to ourselves how can we begin to fathom true compassion to others? Scripture tells us "...love others as yourself". You have to love self before you can love others. Perhaps this is where the disconnect begins - we are void of self-compassion and therefore do not know how to show compassion outwardly.
What are some areas where you need to show yourself some compassion? You may not be quite ready to do this across the board, but you can start somewhere.