Compersion is something we all have to learn to practice, but understanding what it actually is, can be almost as hard as trying to develop it.
Lets look at the formal definition of this amazing word
“Compersion is an empathetic state of happiness and joy experienced when another individual experiences happiness and joy, and the term is often used within the context of polyamorous relationships.”
It is generally used to describe when a person experiences positive feelings when a lover is enjoying another relationship
I read an interesting blog post of the idea that compersion is comprised of THREE key facets, the Intellectual, somatic and erotic.
I think we can all learn a lot from this concept and makes a lot of sense for me personally.
Compersion is a tough ides to get your head around when you first encounter it as a concept, but breaking it down into these easily definable chunks makes it far more manageable.
Wanting someone that you profess to care about to be happy is very much the key and gaining personal satisfaction from this it the very core of starting to understand compersion and the path to embracing it.
“Based on my personal experience, I would like to propose a 3-faceted model in which we may experience compersion. I’d love your feedback.”
Source: 3 dimensions of compersion